EdTV
EdTV (1999)

The turning point in the life of Ed Pekurny comes thanks to the misfortunes of the NorthWest Broadcasting Company. Their flagship cable channel has slid into obscurity, so the program director brainstorms a last-ditch effort to save the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 17, 1999
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62%
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29%



Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: If it's not as ambitious as The Truman Show in satirizing the voyeuristic nature of television, EdTV is an amiable, witty comedy with fine performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a fine premise that's utilized to progressively underwhelming effect...

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Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

It's a slightly lackluster comedy that wants to have something to say, but never gets around to saying it. Or worse, says it, and the audience replies, 'And--?'

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

An amiable goof of a comedy.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

EdTV isn't bad enough to get angry about, but it's a mundane and toothless satire.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Its screenplay veers in highly questionable directions before reaching a mean-spirited climax that outweighs Ron Howard's workmanlike filmmaking and the contributions of a star-powered cast.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

A respectable, intelligent film, but one, to be sure, that prospers more while in the individual moments, rather than one that remains deeply ingrained in your long-term memory.

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Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine

Diverting but ultimately toothless and innocuous.

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David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A fresh, insightful, and often times hilarious film about the follies of instant celebrity.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Matthew McConaughey...leverages his immense charm to keep this broad comedy--highly reminiscent of the far superior Truman Show--airborne.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Mediocre film that could have been good, for me, EdTV reminds me way too much of The Truman Show. This is one of the most mediocre films that Ron Howard has… More
Corey Wood
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Jason Owens
When you read the overview of "EdTV," you might think that it's similar to "The Truman Show." But it's not, in my opinion,… More
Jason Spencer
It ok. I liked the Truman Show better but this is a good commentary on the boom of reality tv that has flooded the airwaves for the last few years.
Red Lats
I guess this movie is OK. I can't imagine anybody suggesting that watching one person's life would make good TV, but of course, the movie presents us… More
Curtis Lilly
wow, could we want to be truman show any more?

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