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James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Good "For those craving a large helping of nostalgia with a topping
of crowd-pleasing patriotism, there are few choices better than The Majestic.
Most people will leave with a smile reflecting the warm glow within. The film is
unashamed of its feel-good intentions and, in that, is a throwback.''
Roger Ebert Full
Very Good "..this is not a sober political picture. It's a sweet
romantic comedy starring Jim Carrey, and it involves a case of mistaken identity
and an attack of amnesia, those handy plot devices from time immemorial. It
flies the flag in honor of our World War II heroes, and evokes nostalgic for
small-town movie palaces and the people who run them. It makes us feel about as
good as any movie made this year.''
USA TODAY Full
Average "Both Landau and Carrey deserve better material.
Director Frank Darabont sought to make a Frank Capra-style feel-good picture,
but he produced a pale imitation that tries too hard to win our hearts with
TV Guide Online Full
Average "A heartwarming melodrama pickled in calculated old-fashionedness.
Screenwriter Michael Sloane and director Frank Darabont seem to have conceived
this nostalgic tear-jerker in the tradition of HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO, without
noticing that Preston Sturges's response to small-town patriotism was an
astringent shot of satire, not Capra-esque comfort food..''
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