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The Truman Show Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 5.0
    90

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A beautifully sinister and transfixing entertainment-age daydream.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    I enjoyed The Truman Show on its levels of comedy and drama; I liked Truman in the same way I liked Forrest Gump--because he was a good man, honest, and easy to sympathize with.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Delicately subversive, hypnotically sardonic, full of terror, banality and wafer-thin lyricism.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    An appealing, offbeat, one-hundred minute diversion for those who really are tired of monsters tearing down buildings and action heroes saving the world.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Funny... and the payoff is the most provocative Hollywood concoction in a while.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 10+

Thought-provoking story; outstanding performances.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some tense scenes that may upset younger or more sensitive kids, but overall this is a fine films for kids 8 and up, and their parents.

  • Families can talk about how Truman figures out that something is wrong and whether it was fair for Christof to raise Truman that way. They can also talk to children about why television is so interesting, whether they would want to watch someone who did not know he was on television, and what Truman will think of the messier reality he finds when he leaves the set.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence: Some tense scenes.

  • sex false1

    Sex: Mild.

  • language false1

    Language: Mild.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

Fan Reviews provided by

5

by michaelrojasmr13

5

by dmaze98335

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