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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Built on a slender, one-joke whimsy -- and a tough one to buy into, at that. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Largely and insider's joke. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    It's a case of laughing at Brooks but not necessarily with him. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Laceratingly funny Hollywood comedy. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    No second or third act... a one-joke premise and a hundred punchlines. show more

  • 63
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Brooks' least satisfying film in quite a while. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A real gem: a deadpan fantasy that turns into one of the best pictures ever about the post-"Star Wars" studio moviemaking era. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The season's brightest piece of counterprogramming. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Good but not great Brooks... but smart, funny -- and edgy. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    It's so clean a film, you could bring your grandmother. show more

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