JAN MASLIN NY Times

"Lester Burnham, played with heavenly finesse by Kevin Spacey in his wittiest and most agile screen performance yet…"

"…directed with terrific visual flair by the English stage director Sam Mendes…"

"…written crisply by Alan Ball (who like Mr. Mendes, makes a most attention-getting film debut)…"

"Mr. Spacey’s way of wringing every bit of nasty hilarity out of a line…is itself worth the price of admission."

"Ms. Bening is scathingly funny…"