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90

Metascore

Based on 30 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Adventurous, provocative, even daring.
100
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
100
Entertainment Weekly
A beautifully sinister and transfixing entertainment-age daydream.
100
San Francisco Chronicle
An original, inspired piece of work.
100
New York Daily News
A sunny-looking movie about the darkest paranoia.
100
Delicately subversive, hypnotically sardonic, full of terror, banality and wafer-thin lyricism.
100
Christian Science Monitor
Weir's offbeat directing makes the most of Andrew Niccol's inventive screenplay, which includes large doses of surprisingly sardonic satire aimed at today's entertainment trends.
90
Mr. Showbiz
The Truman Show is one of the films for which the '90s will be remembered, and it is not to be missed.
88
USA Today
Funny... and the payoff is the most provocative Hollywood concoction in a while.
88
San Francisco Examiner
A crowd pleaser that caters to our horror of totalitarianism, our love of personal freedom, our belief - justified or deluded - that knowledge is a powerful tool and that access to information is a God-given right.
88
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The result is a rarity on any screen: intelligent fun.
75
ReelViews
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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