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  • Screenwriting this smart, inventive, passionate and rip-roaringly funny is a rare species. It's magic. show more

  • Snags on the fact that neither story depicted -- not Kaufman's and especially not Orlean's -- is enough to sustain more than an incidental interest. show more

  • Even at its best, Adaptation is one of the movie year's most esoteric outings -- more so than even Paul Thomas Anderson's far superior "Punch-drunk Love." Too smart to ignore but a little too smugly superior to like, this could be a movie that ends up slapping its target audience in the face by shooting itself in the foot. show more

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  • January 02, 2014 Judith
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    One of the BEST movies ever! The twists and turns and even a \"prediction\" of what is in the design and ending makes it a movie I\'ve watched several times and look forward to seeing it again. Each time I find something else that is clever as well as entertaining. Definitely NOT a comedy:)

  • January 31, 2012 vi00000000111228
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    Brilliant!!!!! One of my all time favorite movies

  • September 24, 2009 bikerpilotpoet
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    As a movie "buff" and sometimes actor myself, I've seen a LOT of movies and can testify how hard it is to find a truly original plot....but this movie HAS ONE... a truly original plot with so many twists that even a jaded old movie fan can't guess what's going to happen next. I noticed that some of the critics called this a comedy .. and it is, indeed, very funny in places but be prepared for it to turn deadly serious toward the end. Although a lot funnier in "Raising Arizona", a REAL comedy, Cage is at his dramatic best giving distinct characters to both of two identical twin brothers...and the "plot within a plot within a plot" thing is absolutely ingenious writing.. I highly recommend this film.

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