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Being John Malkovich




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Being John Malkovich is a film unlike anything you have ever seen before. It pushes the limits, and takes you in new, unexpected directions.

Every time I thought that I knew where it was going, it surprised me and headed in another direction.

This movie is so complex and strange that there's just too much material to cover in a short time.

So if you want to experience something new and rare in film viewing, this one has many styles to sort through and enjoy.

Being John Malkovich is a sharp, smart, surreal comedy that deals with fame, puppetry, sexual identity (and their dire consequences).

It's sort of a 90s Alice in Wonderland that's fresh, hip, and--at the same time--bizarre. Too strange to pass up. "I'll see you in Malkovich in an hour."

Being John Malkovich is, I think, the strangest movie of the Fall. It's a weird, disturbed head trip inside the actor's mind.

The thing I liked about this picture is watching the entire cast of actors working at full creative speed and knowing how much they're enjoying the insanity of this crazy script. I also liked a brilliant piece of seamless digital illusion where Malkovich appears in a dream sequence as multiple versions of himself.

Very impressive and funny and entertaining, if you can handle imaginative weirdness.

Reviewed in 2000
Man on the Moon

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Hurricane

Reviewed in 1999
The Blair Witch Project
The Iron Giant

Mickey Blue Eyes
The Sixth Sense
Stir of Echoes
For Love of the Game
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
Bringing out the Dead
The Limey
Being John Malkovich
Toy Story 2
The World is Not Enough
The Green Mile
Bicentennial Man

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