- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 23, 2005
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - French
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Total Film - 10/01/1999
"...[Carrey's] performance is simply spellbinding..." -- 5 out of 5 stars
Rolling Stone - 06/25/1998
"...Carrey triumphs in a hilarious and heartfelt performance that reveals an uncommon sensitivity and grace..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/1998
"...Poignant and haunting....A moving exploration of creation-anxiety..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/15/1999
"...Niccol's witty script tunes into our hunger..." -- Rating: A
Los Angeles Times -
"...Adventurous, provocative, even daring, THE TRUMAN SHOW has been directed with enviable grace and restraint by Peter Weir..."
Uncut - 05/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "1998's ingenious THE TRUMAN SHOW is a remarkable exercise in pre-emptively satirizing the reality TV phenomenon that it surely helped to inspire."
Wall Street Journal - 06/17/2011
"[D]ramatic and emotional....Truman Burbank is a touchingly gallant creating, an unwitting Odysseus on an odyssey he can't fathom."
Comic actor Jim Carrey plays it (mostly) straight for this smart satire from director Peter Weir (DEAD POETS SOCIETY). The life of Truman Burbank (Carrey) has been broadcast around the world with tremendous success since the day he was born. A star for the mere fact that he exists, Truman has no idea that there are cameras in every corner of his world. But soon, cracks begin to show in the constructed world, and Truman questions his existence while everyone around him is in on the joke. Weir directs a fine cast, including Laura Linney as Truman's wife and Ed Harris as the show's director. Screenwriter Andrew Niccol also added interesting twists to the scripts for S1M0NE and GATTACA.