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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Satire in a blanket of bland. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The results are comical and unexpected -- and just a bit eerie. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Artful it's not. But it's awfully affable. [26 March 1999, Life, p.9E] show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Howard has a wonderful touch with actors, and almost all of them here have their moments. [26 March 1999, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    EDtv is precisely the kind of brisk, straightforward, amiable and accessible material that shows Howard’s skills to advantage. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I enjoyed a lot of the movie in a relaxed sort of fashion; it's not essential or original in the way "The Truman Show'' was, and it hasn't done any really hard thinking about the ways we interact with TV. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    No one will ever confuse Ron Howard with Robert Altman. So, instead of a potentially hilarious satire, we're left with, as one character in the film puts it, "a joyous celebration of boobery." show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Its screenplay veers in highly questionable directions before reaching a mean-spirited climax that outweighs Ron Howard's workmanlike filmmaking and the contributions of a star-powered cast. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    The laserdisc of media movies - it plays fine, but it's clunky and cumbersome. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    Like its star, Howard's movie is affable, but has limited range. show more

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