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Rated R for language, sexual content and violence.

R In Theaters 12/31/2002 , 113min.
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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
A good piece of work more often than not, and this is one of the few times an actor turned director has chosen to subvert the feel-good genre for his maiden voyage. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
May not be a straightforward bio, nor does it offer much in the way of Barris' motivations, but the film is an oddly fascinating depiction of an architect of pop culture. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
I suppose it's too much to expect Pirandellian stature from the madness of Chuck Barris -- but that's about the only thing that would have made this mixed-up ego trip work. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
A darkly enjoyable roller-coaster ride -- Clooney and Kaufman deftly interweave the macabre with lightheartedness. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
It's nice to see Clooney choosing something offbeat (as opposed to "safe") for his first outing behind the camera. If he continues to develop, he has the potential to become a good director -- he's just not there yet. Full Review

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