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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Channels the spirit of Frank Capra in this serio-sentimental fable about a man who loses his memory but finds his soul. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A pale imitation that challenges credulity and tries too hard to win our hearts with schmaltz. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The worst would-be-big-and-Capraesque-but-actually-bloated-and-bloviating-beyond-belief movie of the year. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    If only I liked The Majestic half as much as I liked Carrey in it. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Has sentimental goo oozing from its opening frame, and the gunk gets so thick so fast, it's a wonder the projector doesn't freeze before the molasses-strapped finale. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It tells a full story with three acts, it introduces characters we get to know and care about, and it has something it passionately wants to say. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A real sentimental journey -- and luckily they've got both the right director (Darabont) and the right actor to squeeze our heartstrings. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A sweet, visually handsome sermon, but it's too dramatically bland to convert even the converted. show more

  • 50
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Darabont and Sloane stumble consistently and fall into the abyss. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Might have been more successful if Darabont and his pal had attempted a Preston Sturges-like farce. Instead, it's played totally without any kind of edge - a fantasy that makes "The Lord of the Rings" look realistic by comparison. show more

  • June 04, 2011 hilda33
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    great movie and a great performance by Jim Carrey

  • February 19, 2011 squawintheboat
    Report This User

    i think anything jim carrey does is always exceptional! he is versatile and overflowing with charisma . not to mention sex appeal! see you soon sweetheart1

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