|MIKE CLARK USA TODAY|
"Biting, black Beauty brims with Oscar caliber brilliance"
"American Beauty is a singular accomplishment so specifically keyed to Spaceys talents that it mandates going out on a limb to say it contains the performance that will ultimately be regarded as the one."
" Bening spectacular "
" Spacey gives sardonic snap to every line he delivers from Alan Balls screenplay."
"From Conrad Halls photography to Thomas Newmans score to at least five performances that could justify Oscar nominations, the movie is a beaut."
"Its as feeling as it is funny, a quality recent movies seemed to have lost."