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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    48

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    No one will ever confuse Ron Howard with Robert Altman. So, instead of a potentially hilarious satire, we're left with, as one character in the film puts it, "a joyous celebration of boobery."

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    I enjoyed a lot of the movie in a relaxed sort of fashion; it's not essential or original in the way "The Truman Show'' was, and it hasn't done any really hard thinking about the ways we interact with TV.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The fact that Ed's life has been channeled into entertainment never achieves much tension or comic zest. That's because Howard thinks in cookie-cutter ''situations'' to begin with.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Artful it's not. But it's awfully affable. [26 March 1999, Life, p.9E]

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Howard has a wonderful touch with actors, and almost all of them here have their moments. [26 March 1999, Friday, p.A]

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