Tag Archives: Jim Carrey

Man on the Moon - * * 1/2*

Andy Kaufman was such a distinct comedic performer that it is surprising that it took this long to have a biopic devoted to his life. Director Milos Forman takes the helm, and in an unusual move, has cast Jim Carrey … Continue reading

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Simon Birch - * * *

Simon Birch is a film loosely based on John Irving’s novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany. Names, dates, plot elements and places have been changed…so fans of the books should be wary going in. It may not be a faithful … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Truman Show - * * * 1/2*

Not your typical Jim Carrey fare, The Truman Show is a daring comedy-drama which turns a scathing eye upon the media culture. Fans expecting Carrey’s usual shtick will be disappointed here…but few else will be, for this intelligent and invigorating … Continue reading

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Liar Liar - * * *

Jim Carrey’s best comedy suffers only from a cloying excess of sweetness. He tackles his straightest role, that of attorney, and compulsive liar, Fletcher Reede. His knack for twisting the truth may win him partnership at his law office, but … Continue reading

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls - 1/2*

Low brow misfired attempt at duplicating the humor of the original, only succeds in mocking itself. Jim Carrey plays the title character, a pet detective and lover of all animals. After a disastrous, Cliffhangeresque raccoon rescue attempt, Ace Ventura has … Continue reading

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Batman Forever - * * 1/2*

Third installment in the Batman series, with Batman joining forces with Robin for the first time against the villainous Two-Face and the Riddler. Superb visuals. Wonderful effects. But…there are just too many questions. A thoroughly fun movie to sit through, … Continue reading

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