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San Francisco Chronicle
Robert Redford's exceptionally handsome and provocative Quiz Show 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.
The New York Times
A supremely elegant and thoughtful parable. [14 September 1994, p. C11]
Robert Redford's handsome, smartly constructed new film stands likely to capture the imagination of the educated, culturally inclined public.
Redford blows the dust off a 35-year-old scandal about rigged TV quiz shows and makes it snap with up-to-the-minute relevance.
Robert Redford has directed Quiz Show as entertainment, history, and challenge.
One of the reasons that Quiz Show is so extraordinary is because it spins a story as compelling on the personal level as on the national one.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
One of those rare films that manages to be both terrifically entertaining and consistently thoughtful, it turns an apparently tame deception into a very rich metaphor.
As taut, sleek and guiltily comfortable as the classic Chrysler automobile we see at the beginning, Quiz Show is built for entertaining road performance.
Robert Redford's best and richest directorial effort.
TV Guide Magazine
It's a blessedly old-fashioned, well-made and well-acted narrative.
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