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90

Metascore

Based on 36 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Baltimore Sun
This smart, fanciful and brilliantly staged comedy takes a truly one-of-a-kind premise and makes it, of all things, a weirdly profound meditation on consciousness, identity, fame, gender and reality.
100
Entertainment Weekly
The most excitingly original movie of the year.
90
So full of creativity, so subversive, so alive.
90
TNT RoughCut
Unfortunately, no awards committee is hip enough to praise this strange masterpiece.
88
It's tremendously entertaining, and probably worthy of repeat viewings.
80
Village Voice
The most offbeat studio comedy since "Rushmore."
80
Salon.com
It's a gleeful, nitrous-oxide high.
75
Christian Science Monitor
(Jonze and Kaufman's) work is so bold, funny, and original that it's hard to believe they aren't wide-screen veterans.
75
Chicago Tribune
Weird to the max, smart, sneaky as a Wall Street pickpocket and revved up with cruel wit and brazen imagination, Being John Malkovich is a dark movie comedy that you couldn't forget if you tried.
70
Bizarre, utterly original and truly indescribable comedy...You just have to see it for yourself.

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