Quiz Show
Quiz Show (1994)

It's 1958, and the producers of the quiz show 21 have a problem. Their current champ, Herbert Stempel (John Turturro), has a phenomenal memory and a broad range of knowledge. He's also a pudgy loudmouth with a grating personality,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 6, 2001
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96%
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87%



Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Robert Redford refracts the sociopolitical and moral issues posed by the subject material through a purely entertaining, well-acted lens.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Robert Redford's best and richest directorial effort...

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Redford has made a rich, handsome, articulate film about a subject truly worth talking about.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Outstanding drama about morals and our choices.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

Redford turns a dry subject into high art, matching the achievements of his other directing efforts in Ordinary People and A River Runs Through It.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

What Redford is saying isn't new, but it has rarely been said in a mainstream movie with this kind of passion.

Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Both dramatically and historically important with fine turns by Fiennes and Turturro, directed by Redford.

Derek Adams
Time Out

Perfectly pitched, the film brims with insight and wit. Highly recommended.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Crisply directed by Redford from a thought-provoking script by Paul Attanasio, and featuring a slew of strong performances.

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Nell Minow
Beliefnet

This is an outstanding drama that provides an excellent opportunity for examining the way that people make moral choices.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
paul oh
With strong performances from turturro and fiennes, Quiz show is a great film that has lasted the test of time.
Jay Hutchinson
A dramatization of the quiz show scandal of the late 1950s involving contestants being fed answers on the popular program "Twenty-One", "Quiz… More
Spencer S.
Based on true events that transpired during NBC's rise to prominence with televised quiz shows in 1958, Quiz Show is an enrapturing tale of television gone… More
Jameson Worley
An excellent film! A new favorite of mine. I knew very little about the film, but the title intrigued me...Quiz Show, it sounded interesting, and it really was.… More
Dan Schultz
An under-rated gem of the 90's that features outstanding performances from its ensemble cast, and a sensational gutting and ravaging of the television… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Smart and hip inside look into the time before television took over the world. "It's just entertainment."

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