M*A*S*H (1970)

Although he was not the first choice to direct it, the hit black comedy MASH established Robert Altman as one of the leading figures of Hollywood's 1970s generation of innovative and irreverent young filmmakers. Scripted by Hollywood… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 8, 2002
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bold, timely, subversive, and above all funny, M*A*S*H remains a high point in Robert Altman's distinguished filmography.

TIME Magazine

M.A.S.H., one of America's funniest bloody films, is also one of its bloodiest funny films.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This is still watchable for the verve of the ensemble acting and dovetailing direction, but some of the crassness leaves a sour aftertaste.

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Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine

As a savage comedy about man's rebellion in the face of death it has rarely been bettered.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

For me, M*A*S*H contains as much depression as humor.

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Variety Staff

In the end M.A.S.H. succeeds, in spite of its glaring faults.

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It's Altman at his irreverent, hilarious best.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

It's the first real film of the 1970s.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It shows Altman's stylistic signature in embryonic form.

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Robert Hatch
The Nation

I looked in vain for pertinence or surprise. Nor was I shocked: without some maturity (if not by the participants, at least by the managers), irreverence is merely brash.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Altman's anti-war classic is a delicious satire - irreverent, subversive and downright hilarious -, with a perfect episodic structure for the sort of… More
Daniel Perry
I just don't get what was so great about M*A*S*H*. Maybe satire was not common at the time, and maybe subverting the army and various wars wasn't… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
While certainly the humor is dated, M*A*S*H is still witty and smart, and has an episodic format that works well.
Directors Cat
A classic hilarious example of quality black comedy. M*a*s*h has so many funny quotes and characters that it'll make you laugh more and more upon multiple… More
xGary Xx
The staff of a mobile army surgical hospital work and play near the front lines of the Korean war. Robert Altman's satire was released just as the tide of… More
Graham Jones
A still hilarious black comedy that boasts hysterical performances from Gould, Sutherland, Skerritt and Duvall.