|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. Spaceys way of wringing every bit of nasty hilarity out of a line is itself worth the price of admission."
"Ms. Bening is scathingly funny "