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Being John Malkovich Reviews

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November 7, 2002
Being John Malkovich is one head-trip of a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Disturbingly smart and joyously weird. A true original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 9, 2020
The intense invention and creativity at work in this extraordinary movie is overwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2019
What could have developed into a one-gag film becomes a gender-bending extravaganza with a crazy network of love triangles... The real magic of Being John Malkovich is that it never fails to surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 30, 2019
Kaufman and Jonze steer us through a truly twisted psychological and existential swamp.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
An audacious comedy that starts strange, keeps getting stranger, then hits an idea so weird that it takes the rest of the film to explore only some of the many ramifications.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 23, 2007
Will benefit greatly from repeat viewings and fervent post-viewing deconstruction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 7, 2014
There's something fantastically proto-Internet about this romantic-dramedy of flop-sweat desperation, role-playing, simulation and eccentric, niche-culture behaviour-a world of virtual-reality escapes, alter egos, sexual fetishes and rabbit-hole trips.
April 3, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Corollaries of desire break through dead-end walls only to be reinvented on the other side in a supernatural spectrum of practical existence. Go figure.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
December 18, 2010
Kids won't get this sex-driven, head-trip comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2008
This outrageous comic fantasy may not sustain its brilliance throughout its 112 minutes, but it keeps cooking for so much of that time that I don't have many complaints.
October 11, 2002
Wonderful and inspired weirdness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 14, 2007
A film that seems to make all the right choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 31, 2004
Charlie Kaufman must be a monkey's uncle...
January 1, 2000
This is one of the cleverest movies made in quite a while. Just a fun, mentally stimulating romp through the mind (literally) of Malkovich as they would like us to see him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A true original, Being John Malkovich is a surreal journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
An unforgettable moviegoing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
This is a film about identity, self-worth, voyeurism, consciousness, commercialism, celebrity, power (who is the ultimate puppet master?) narcissism, mortality and the most demented menage-a-trois in recent memory.
Read More | Original Score: 89/100
January 1, 2000
Destined for well-deserved cult status along side such creepy-comedy masterpieces as Brazil and Harold and Maude.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of strange film that one would expect to be released as an art-house indie, yet here it is playing as a mainstream mall film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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