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Based on 36 Reviews
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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The crazy-ass imagination at work in Being John Malkovich hits you like a blast of pure oxygen...this movie of constant astonishments will make you laugh hard and long. show more

  • 88
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It's tremendously entertaining, and probably worthy of repeat viewings. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The story keeps reinventing itself (some of the later plot twists are among the funniest), but a little goes a long way at 112 minutes - maybe 25 minutes more than this sporadically pointed conceit really needs. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    So jaw-droppingly out there, so bracingly bizarre, and, much of the time, so fall-over-funny that even its flaws don't matter. Easily the oddest movie of the year, it is also one of the best. show more

  • 100
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Gloriously inventive, delightfully nutty comic treasure is unlike anything you've ever seen. It's lunatic. show more

  • 89
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    An ingenious, incredibly entertaining, Rorschach-blot meta-comedy based on a spec script (by first-timer Charlie Kaufman) that is completely unlike anything anyone has ever seen before. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Either Being John Malkovich gets nominated for best picture, or the members of the Academy need portals into their brains. show more

  • 100
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Being John Malkovich, which contains not a frame of extraneous footage, is more than a must-see movie: It's a must-see-more-than-once event. show more

  • 100
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    It's the film we leave most movie theaters wishing we'd seen instead. show more

  • 100
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    But then Being John Malkovich is a brilliant juggling act, too, brilliantly brought off. show more

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