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.

David Ansen

Quiz Show is superbly shot (by Michael Ballhaus), and the acting ensemble could hardly be better.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Acutely observed, beautifully performed, lovingly directed media morality tale that resonates far beyond its 1950s setting.

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Don Shanahan
Every Movie Has a Lesson

While extremely well-made, the movie is, essentially, the grandest story possible of a loud slap on the wrist.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Outstanding drama about morals and our choices.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Robert Redford's best and richest directorial effort...

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Fico Cangiano
CineXpress Podcast

Robert Redford's real-life cautionary tale about games, money and fame, is as relevant today as it was then. [Full review in Spanish]

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Nell Minow

This is an outstanding drama that provides an excellent opportunity for examining the way that people make moral choices.

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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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

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

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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."