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Based on 13 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 90
    Rolling Stone

    Redford blows the dust off a 35-year-old scandal about rigged TV quiz shows and makes it snap with up-to-the-minute relevance. show more

  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Robert Redford's exceptionally handsome and provocative Quiz Show manages a trick that few films even dare try -- to take a hard look at personal and public moral issues and still provide dazzling entertainment. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Robert Redford has directed Quiz Show as entertainment, history, and challenge. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    One of the reasons that Quiz Show is so extraordinary is because it spins a story as compelling on the personal level as on the national one. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    One of those rare films that manages to be both terrifically entertaining and consistently thoughtful, it turns an apparently tame deception into a very rich metaphor. show more

  • 70
    TV Guide

    It's a blessedly old-fashioned, well-made and well-acted narrative. show more

  • 89
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    Although the stellar contributions to this supremely intelligent film are many, there's no mistake that the presence of director Redford dominates the film. show more

  • 100
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Working from a superb script by Paul Attanasio, Redford has caught the way a show like Twenty-One offered a carny-barker version of the American Dream. show more

  • 100
    Elvis Mitchell The New York Times

    A supremely elegant and thoughtful parable. [14 September 1994, p. C11] show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    Robert Redford's handsome, smartly constructed new film stands likely to capture the imagination of the educated, culturally inclined public. show more

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