Man on the Moon
Man on the Moon (1999)

Man on the Moon, starring Jim Carrey, as the late Andy Kaufman who was considered the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic comic of his time. A master at provoking audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 22, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 30, 2000
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jim Carrey is eerily dead-on in his portrayal of Andy Kaufman, which helps to elevate Man on the Moon above the script's formulaic biopic cliches.

Derek Adams
Time Out

We're constantly kept guessing as to what's real or false. Intriguing.

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Roger Ebert
At the Movies

What is most wonderful about Man on the Moon, a very good film, is that it remains true to Kaufman's stubborn vision.

Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

The main problem with this film though is the running time -- it's too short.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

As drama, it's a near miss. Yet as an introduction -- or a reminder -- of a singular talent, it has its appeal.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

This is a movie that testifies in blisteringly persuasive terms to the intense, particular genius of Jim Carrey.

Rob Gonsalves

A teeming, fast-paced spin through a particularly strange show-biz life.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Superficially clever yet profoundly shallow.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Uninspired and relatively clueless.

Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Ends up asking more questions than it answers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Tony Gandía
Jim Carrey's uncanny impersonation of Andy Kaufman is both the film's grand triumph but also its potential downfall. There's nothing outside of… More
Directors Cat
A unique and humourous biopic that's got a hugely likable cast and remains consistently fun through out. One of Carrey's best. Man on the Moon is… More
Lucas Martins
Always is great see something about Andy Kaufman.
Alex roy
Milos Forman director of the classic Amadeus directs this drama film about famed comedian Andy Kaufman. Man on the Moon is a well crafted drama with a good cast… More
Dan Schultz
An intriguing look at the innovative, strange comic Andy Kaufman (Jim Carrey) and his trailblazing style that was greeted with a fair dose of confusion… More
Jim Careter
I looked up the scenes on YouTube of his work, and man their almost clones. Jim Carrey embodies this, guy he was the perfect choice. The story was so… More