• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 2, 2001
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15

Critic Reviews

  1. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Apr 30, 2014
    Much is written today about the products that come out of Hollywood, but rarely do we glimpse the drudgery that's involved in bringing movies to life. Project Greenlight offers a rare and unvarnished glimpse at the friction-filled cogs and gears that drive the Hollywood machine. [2 Dec 2001, p.TV-5]
  2. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Apr 30, 2014
    Project Greenlight distinguishes itself with its surprisingly warts-and-all approach. As it progresses, we get to see the sort of naked-ego shots and bottom-line talk you'd expect Miramax and its mob to have kept under wraps. [30 Nov 2001, p.D1]
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Apr 30, 2014
    Making a film is kind of a nightmare, but a riveting one. And Project Greenlight is in itself a riveting documentary. It's got a hero, it's got stars, it's got drama. In 12 parts, we'll find out if there's a happy ending.
  4. Newark Star-Ledger
    Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Apr 30, 2014
    For the most part, it's an eye-opening look at the business of show, with a lot of Hollywood color throughout. [29 Nov 2001, p.57]
  5. Denver Post
    Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Apr 30, 2014
    The second hour gets into the wrangling with studio bosses, casting decisions and constraints to come. The minutia of line producing may be fascinating in theory, but watching hour after hour is a dreary prospect. [2 Dec 2001, p.F-01]
  6. San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    Reviewed by: Chuck Barney
    Apr 30, 2014
    The early episodes of Project Greenlight do a great job of demonstrating just how important access is in Hollywood. [2 Dec 2001, p.C04]
  7. Reviewed by: Terry Kelleher
    Jun 27, 2013
    Project Greenlight is a dream come true for a guy named Jones, but it looks like less of a thrill for the average viewer.
  8. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: David Zurawik
    Apr 30, 2014
    An engaging and illuminating look at the making of a Hollywood film and the business of manufacturing popular culture. [1 Dec 2001, p.1D]
  9. Reviewed by: Gillian Flynn
    Jun 18, 2013
    Director John Gulager ... is easily the most intriguing personality in PG history.
  10. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Apr 30, 2014
    Miramax will release the winner's movie next year. Its value, at this moment, is a question mark, but Project Greenlight is an impressive exclamation mark. [28 Nov 2001, p.101]
  11. Chicago Sun-Times
    Reviewed by: Phil Rosenthal
    Apr 30, 2014
    It's hard to say from the series whether "Stolen Summer" will succeed as a movie, but it's abundantly clear that Project Greenlight works as television. [30 Nov 2001, p.59]
  12. Arizona Republic
    Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Apr 30, 2014
    An attempt as fascinating as it is frustrating. But fun to watch all the same. [30 Nov 2001, p.1E]
  13. Variety
    Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    Apr 30, 2014
    It's fly-on-the-wall moviemaking, a must-see for anyone hoping to break into the creative side of the film business. [30 Nov 2001, p.14]
  14. Houston Chronicle
    Reviewed by: Mike McDaniel
    Apr 30, 2014
    Folks, it's often not a pretty sight. But as with a jackknifed 18-wheeler, we can't keep our eyes off of it. [1 Dec 2001, p.10]
  15. Boston Herald
    Reviewed by: Monica Collins
    Apr 30, 2014
    A delectable documentary. [29 Nov 2001, p.55]

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