"A wonderfully demented fantasia . . . inspired madness . . . a metaphysical journey about identity, gender, creativity and the urge to transform oneself, Being John Malkovich looks as if it were hatched by Terry Gilliam or Lewis Carroll on drugs."
--Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"A clever and outrageous piece of whimsical fantasy that is unique, unpredictable, and more than a little strange. Kaufman . . . has a truly singular imagination."
--Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times
"More than just the latest cool, smart, funny movie. It jumps off the screen with . . . freshness, originality and [a] light-handed stranglehold on the Zeitgeist."
-- Jay Carr, The Boston Globe
"Every once in a long, long while a movie comes along that is like no other. A movie that creates a new world for us and uses it to produce wonderful things."
--Roger Ebert, Chicago-Sun Times
"The most excitingly original movie of the year."--Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly