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Based on 13 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
The New York Times
A supremely elegant and thoughtful parable. [14 September 1994, p. C11]
Entertainment Weekly
Working from a superb script by Paul Attanasio, Redford has caught the way a show like Twenty-One offered a carny-barker version of the American Dream.
Robert Redford's exceptionally handsome and provocative Quiz Show manages a trick that few films even dare try -- to take a hard look at personal and public moral issues and still provide dazzling entertainment.
Rolling Stone
Redford blows the dust off a 35-year-old scandal about rigged TV quiz shows and makes it snap with up-to-the-minute relevance.
Robert Redford's handsome, smartly constructed new film stands likely to capture the imagination of the educated, culturally inclined public.
Austin Chronicle
Although the stellar contributions to this supremely intelligent film are many, there's no mistake that the presence of director Redford dominates the film.
Chicago Sun-Times
Robert Redford has directed Quiz Show as entertainment, history, and challenge.
One of the reasons that Quiz Show is so extraordinary is because it spins a story as compelling on the personal level as on the national one.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
One of those rare films that manages to be both terrifically entertaining and consistently thoughtful, it turns an apparently tame deception into a very rich metaphor.
It's a blessedly old-fashioned, well-made and well-acted narrative.

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