Mad City
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This simplistic and obvious expose about the manipulative power of the news media (lazily acted by Travoilta and Hoffman) is so familiar that it's not going to upset or provoke anyone."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"'The media are vultures' is the prevailing point here, and it is not expressed in the most original or interesting of ways."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The actors tried too hard to make something out of nothing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Mad City is a waste of your time and money."
‑ Gary Brown, Houston Community Newspapers
"Compelling analysis of the modern media. Somewhat obvious, but still works."
‑ Fred Topel,
"Has a fairly good view of the Big Picture, but its dramatic details never come into satisfying focus."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"...a film of mild pleasures and mild annoyances, alternately tired and clever yet ultimately dismissible."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"The weak material is unenthusiastically played by Dustin Hoffman and downright badly handled by John Travolta..."
‑ James Sanford,
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