Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Quiz Show (1994)

Directed by Robert Redford

Starring Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Paul Scofield


Great characters, great acting, but a little weak on the story. The direction is OK. Like Sleepers, this film is cut too fast for a slower, more involved story. Another in a long line of films showing how pervasive television is in American society. What’s with the “Can I take the third part last?” bit? Us kids who don’t remember exactly how those quiz shows were run don’t get it.

Morrow’s accent gets old, and so does the shaved gap between his bushy eyebrows. Turturro is funny and does a fantastic job. Fiennes is cool (and has awesome hair). Grace Phillips is hot! Allan Rich is great. The guy at the phone booth was pretty funny. I’m not surprised Levinson took the role in this nostalgic film.

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