★★★★½ Must See
★★★½ Very Good
To be able to slip into Kaufman's mind would be a strange trip, I guess.
However, contrary to many opinions I don't see a so-called masterpiece in BEING JOHN MALKOVICH. I like neither the incredible dumb characters (except Malkovich himself) nor the actual pacing of the movie.
ADAPTION. and SYNECHDOCHE, NEW YORK are beating the pants off BEING JOHN MALKOVICH.
Kaufman. Kaufman. Kaufman. Kaufman? Kaufman!