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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A triumph of acting, writing and directing that defies glib description...the kind of artful defiance that Hollywood is usually too timid to deliver: a jolting comedy that makes you laugh till it hurts. show more

  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A wonder of a film -- a luminous, beautifully executed drama that gathers the best cast of the year -- the best American film of the year. show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A singular accomplishment so specifically keyed to Spacey's talents that it mandates going out on a limb to say it contains the performance that will ultimately be regarded as "the one." show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Mendes nonetheless works this screenplay like a jazz virtuoso plays with a familiar theme such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb." show more

  • 100
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A tart, funny and tremendously sobering movie about the deepest recesses of personal unhappiness. show more

  • 100
    New York Post

    A flat-out masterpiece, surely the best movie of the year; indeed, an all-time classic. show more

  • 100
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Spacey is diamond-brilliant in a role that plays as if custom-made for him. show more

  • 100
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    A movie that will endure. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Spacey, an actor who embodies intelligence in his eyes and voice, is the right choice for Lester Burnham. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    I've got to admit it's a stunner. show more

  • November 03, 2013 toportyu
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    Watched it for the third time yesterday. Was still completely mesmerized by the story, acting, dream-like presentation of this tense family drama of mid-life crises in the suburbs.

  • March 20, 2012 qj00000000118028
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    I hated this movie! I walked out at least three times. It was too real for me, it reminded me too much of growing up. ;(

  • March 17, 2011 Frediedaytonia69
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    It really made me think about life ! When your dreams come true, The next step might be diffrent than what you think !!!

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