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The Mask

action & adventure, comedy, sci-fi & fantasy


He's s-s-s-smokin'! Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz star in this story of a sweet, socially inept bank teller who discovers a magical mask that brings his innermost desires to screaming life, and transforms him into a superhero.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    77%
  • Audience Score
    67%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 11
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

A bit crude, but fun and relatively harmless.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this film contains a great deal of cartoon violence. There are shootouts, some bloodshed, and a death off screen. Property is destroyed without consequence. A man is shown with a car muffler protruding from his behind. A condom is exposed briefly in a balloon gag. Several shots focus on a woman's cleavage and jokes intimating sex are numerous.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the idea of making judgments about people based on their looks, wealth, and personality. Parents can use this film to discuss setting personal goals toward self-improvement.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    77%
    reviews counted: 4
    see all The Mask reviews
  • Audience

    67%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: This special effects extravaganza is s good star vehicle for Jim Carrey, exhibiting his skills and his shticks; in a small part, the sexy Cameron Diaz is bound to become a leading lady.

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: It] wouldn't have been possible without Jim Carrey, who commands the physically demanding lead role with exuberant confidence.

- Jason Zingale, Bullz-Eye.com, Sunday, June 20, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

One of my fave Jim Carrey films. Very funny and good animation for the mask. One of Cameron Diaz earliest films. Re-watched recently, starting to look a bit dated now and comic book humour losing it's charm now.

- Deano78, Monday, August 6, 2012

2 stars

Carrey could've done a lot better in this film

- skeletonking101, Tuesday, September 13, 2011

4 stars

Great whacky Jim Carrey movie. Loved it as a kid......one of a kind.

- fb729949618, Monday, August 1, 2011