The Mask Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for The Mask the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
3.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

Adolescent supernatural comedy with lollapalooza special effects is Carrey's follow-up to "Ace Ventura." Mild-mannered bank clerk Carrey discovers an ancient mask that has supernatural powers. Upon putting on the mask, he turns into one truly animated guy. He falls for a dame mixed up with gangsters and from there on, our hero deals not only with the incredible powers of the mask, but with hormones and bad guys as well. Based on the Dark Horse comic book series and originally conceived as a horror flick, director Russell, who gave Freddy Krueger a sense of humor, recast this one as a hellzapoppin' cartoon-action black comedy. Carrey's rubber face is an asset magnified by the breakthrough special effects courtesy of Industrial Light and Magic.

Distribution

New Line Home Video, 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (310)854-5811, Fax: (310)854-1824, URL: http://www.newline.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Horror Comedy, Special FX Extravaganzas, Adapted from a Cartoon, King of Beasts (Dogs), Super Heroes, Revenge, Top Grossing Films of 1994, Adapted from Comics, Front Page, Nightclubs
Screenplay
Mike Werb
Cast
Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Greene, Peter Riegert, Amy Yasbeck, Orestes Matacena, Richard Jeni, Ben Stein
Cinematography
John R. Leonetti
Director
Chuck Russell
Music
Randy Edelman
Producer
Michael Richardson, New Line Cinema, New Line Cinema

Awards

Blockbuster 1995: Comedy Actor, T. (Carrey), Female Newcomer, T. (Diaz); Blockbuster 1996: Comedy Actor, V. (Carrey).

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