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Metascore

Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Chicago Sun-Times
What is most wonderful about Man on the Moon, a very good film, is that it remains true to Kaufman's stubborn vision.
75
USA Today
A movie of moments whose ultimate legacy may be to get Carrey out of formula comedies forever.
75
New York Daily News
Carrey gives an otherworldly, possessed performance as Kaufman.
75
San Francisco Examiner
A fascinating, sometimes profound curiosity.
67
Portland Oregonian
Strictly texture, a romp over the surfaces of Andy Kaufman's life with not much insight into its core.
63
Chicago Tribune
It's not that the movie is bad; it's merely uninspired and relatively clueless about Kaufman.
60
Rolling Stone
You won't forget the way Carrey transcends mere impersonation to find the roots of Andy's torment.
50
Though Man on the Moon is lost when it comes to Kaufman's inner life and motivations, it offers a detailed account of his career.
40
Slate
I bet that what Carrey saw from inside Kaufman's head would be more illuminating than anything in the movie.
40
Salon.com
Too conventional to capture Kaufman's insanity and too haphazard, too shapeless, to recapture Kaufman's energy in any meaningful way.

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