Quiz Show
Quiz Show (1994)

These days Television game shows are strictly regulated to ensure that no cheating or discrimination goes on behind the scenes. But it has not always been so. "Quiz Show" tells the story of the discrimination, pay-offs, and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 14, 1994
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
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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.

Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

It is an urbane, witty, smartly acted, sometimes meandering picture.

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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.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Outstanding drama about morals and our choices.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

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

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Manages a trick that few films even dare try -- to take a hard look at personal and public moral issues and still provide dazzling entertainment.

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Steve Crum

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

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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
Kevin M. Williams
Smart and hip inside look into the time before television took over the world. "It's just entertainment."