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The Muse Review

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

  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    An embarrassment--a fairy-tale showbiz satire that seems to defang itself, scene by scene.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

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

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

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

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

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

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Satire, Hollywood in-jokes won't appeal to kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's some suggestion that Sarah is mentally ill, but it's intentionally left vague enough so that each viewer can decide if she's really a muse after all.

  • Families can talk about art and about relationships. Kids may also want to look up the mythological muses and talk about the costs and benefits of being inspired.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Issue of husband being threatened by wife's succes.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false2

    Sex: Mild.

  • language false2

    Language: Mild.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking, references to alcoholism.