The Truman Show - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Truman Show Reviews

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October 30, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2020
As Truman, Jim Carrey turns his usually frenetic acting style down to a subtle level many would have thought beyond him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 27, 2014
Weir's touch is light and effortless, the film's pleasures falling as gently as the Mozart music piped from Seahaven's sky.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 14, 2001
A gemlike picture crafted with rare and immaculate precision...
January 1, 2000
Weir looks at the media and what it is doing to both the viewer and the person under media scrutiny. The film also takes a playful look at the relationship between humanity and God.
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
August 19, 2017
One of the greatest American films of the 1990s.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
In short, this pretends to be daring while parroting what much of the TV industry already thinks about itself and its audience. But it's still pretty much fun to watch.
January 1, 2000
Its theme -- to what degree will we eventually allow television to outpower us? -- is clear, poignant, and relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Not even the more risk-taking alternative cinema, the Independent Film, has been so ruthless in its umbrella indictment of movies, television, music, advertising, commercials and infomercials.
January 1, 2000
As it stands, it's still good, but it just doesn't live up to its own hype.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2003
Although it doesn't merit the superlatives being thrown at its feet, The Truman Show is a rewarding experience.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
January 10, 2003
It is quite rewarding to see Weir's gifts as a craftsman attached to a script that mostly fulfills its own ideological ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
A thought-provoking, original movie that works on many levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 11, 2005
The movie and its themes have held up. For better or worse, we're a nation consumed by television, a country roped in by spectacle. Weir sees through it.
| Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
A stunningly original, deeply disturbing, surrealistic nightmare of a film the likes of which I haven't seen in a long time. [SPOILER!]
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
Weir presents The Truman Show as a fairy tale, not an Orwellian nightmare
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
A deliciously vicious and intelligent satire. Jim Carrey is great as the man caught in the middle and Ed Harris is suitably evil as his tormentor.
Read More | Original Score: 85/100
January 1, 2000
A film that leaves you stunned and debating its message as the credits roll. I've never seen anything like it
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 2, 2002
Tailor-made for our era of celebrity spectacles, theme parks, and the incursion of pop culture into all aspects of our lives.
April 9, 2005
A brilliant flick with a remarkable performance by Carrey coupled to a fascinating story, a first-class cast and top-notch technical credits.
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