Being John Malkovich

108 mins
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A puppeteer (John Cusack) discovers a portal that leads, literally, into the head of film star John Malkovich in this... More

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Being John Malkovich is now playing in 25 cinemas in... More the United Kingdom. Being John Malkovich is available to stream in the United Kingdom now on Amazon Video and Apple TV Store and Google TV and Now and YouTube and Sky Go and Microsoft.

Being John Malkovich | Ratings & Reviews

"A smart, unusual film that will get into your head."

E! OnlineE! Online

"The intense invention and creativity at work in this extraordinary movie is overwhelming."

Herald SunHerald Sun

"A triumph."

Film ThreatFilm Threat

"This outrageous comic fantasy may not sustain its brilliance throughout its 112 minutes, but it keeps cooking for so much of that time that I don't have many complaints."

Chicago ReaderChicago Reader

"Devilishly inventive and so far out there it's almost off the scale."


"An incredibly rich and entertaining (not to say, laudably malevolent) film that far transcends its already way-out title premise."

Sight & SoundSight & Sound

"A Kafkaesque romp..."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"It's tremendously entertaining, and probably worthy of repeat viewings."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle


USA TodayUSA Today

"Being John Malkovich, which contains not a frame of extraneous footage, is more than a must-see movie: It's a must-see-more-than-once event."

New York PostNew York Post

"Highly original..."

Village VoiceVillage Voice

"Full of creativity."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"Weird to the max... and revved up with cruel wit and brazen imagination, Being John Malkovich is a dark movie comedy that you couldn't forget if you tried."

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

"It jumps off the screen with the kind of freshness, originality, and light-handed stranglehold on the Zeitgeist that moves movies forward."

Boston GlobeBoston Globe

"Mr. Jonze's film, with a terrific original screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, is not the first to explore the prospect of being able to sneak into the mind of another person. But (it) is definitely the most fun."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"The movie has ideas enough for half a dozen films, but Jonze and his cast handle them so surely that we never feel hard-pressed; we're enchanted by one development after the next."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"Dazzlingly singular movies aren't often this much fun."


"You just have to marvel at how well Jonze and... Kaufman keep the whole thing from strangling on its own eccentricity."

TV GuideTV Guide

"A lot of fun..."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Excitingly original..."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"A hellacious ride."


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