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MASH

1970
Comedy
Drama
1h 56m
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Rated 15 Apr 2011
45
9th
"MASH" is a war satire that is neither consistently laugh-out-loud funny nor witty enough to be amusing. Altman's direction is disjointed, nerveless and quite sloppy at times. There's no plot to speak of, rather than random, uninteresting incidents stitched together. The dialogue, despite some brilliant lines that mostly get lost amidst the rumble, is uninvolving and dull. The humor is mostly juvenile and often misogynistic and the characters unsympathetic. So yeah, I didn't like it very much.
Rated 22 Oct 2009
10
1st
I'm a huge Altman fan, with 3 Women, The Long Goodbye, Nashville & Short Cuts being some of my favorite films of all time. But MASH is unforgivably bad. Sure, it's cynical, it's a black comedy, it's an anti-war critique, whatever; in my opinion, it's about as insightful and relevant as Porky's, only it is manages to be even more Misogynistic, Asinine, Sophomoric and Homophobic. And less funny.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
83
71st
If you came here expecting to see Alan Alda, then you've got another thing coming. While TV's Hawkeye and Trapper John had a great chemistry, the interplay of Gould and Southerland is far superior. And then there's Kellerman's shower scene. Plus the first use of the F-Bomb.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
93
98th
Altman delivers a pretty standard anti-war message in a brilliantly unique scathing satire.
Rated 03 Mar 2010
5
17th
I don't think it could be more misogynistic. Altman has done much better.
Rated 24 Sep 2010
74
90th
You will have to watch it more than once to catch all the jokes (since it's an Altman movie and everyone talks over each other). I actually enjoyed this movie quite a bit although I was first introduced through the television show in my youth.
Rated 30 Mar 2013
60
22nd
A crass and very dated comedy that's held up by its medical drama and timely anti-war message. The football game isn't very funny and goes on too long (enough with the music, already!), but most of the other scenes are memorable.
Rated 10 Jan 2015
80
75th
Excellent comedic work that's somewhat marred by the rampant misogyny. Every scene with "Hot Lips" is uncomfortable.
Rated 25 Sep 2007
60
21st
Episodic 70's (or 60's) relic.
Rated 08 Dec 2008
68
17th
MASH is about as funny as the TV show. Which is to say, it's hardly ever funny and while is overall good, I suppose, it's not my cup of tea and not something I'd watch again.
Rated 20 May 2009
20
44th
The sense of humor in this smart-ass service comedy is actually more sick-making than all the bloody operating room splish-splashing. The gags are constructed to have a practical-joke thrust: there is always a victim and a violator. The jokers are a couple of barbarians, and the audience is supposed to thoroughly relish their ravaging of the countryside. But, disregarding the petty scale of their activities, what makes them any more amiable than the average American imperialist?
Rated 29 Apr 2009
4
93rd
A very fine black comedy that begs for repeated viewings in order to be fully appreciated.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
92nd
Far more hard-edged and genuinely anarchic than the long-running sitcom that followed. Very funny.
Rated 30 Dec 2011
80
71st
This is probably just what the doctor prescribed for American culture at the time: a simultaneously light-hearted and dark satire of Vietnam, thinly veiled behind the Korean War. Some lines just smack you in the face with their bite and hilarity. It maintains just the right tone of Altmanian absurdity, and while it occasionally drags (I'm looking at you, lengthy football game), there's plenty enough to love that everyone should watch it. Elliot Gould is just the best there is.
Rated 24 Jan 2012
51
26th
I really wish I liked this more, because there are some great lines and I liked most of the performances, but almost everything else just annoyed me. And it felt like the longest 2 hours of my life.
Rated 27 Mar 2016
20
4th
I was wondering why nobody I knew recommended me this movie but all the critics' pages said it was good, now I know, it is not good. The 70's are not my taste in movies, they look somehow dirty. Maybe when this came out it was intelligent and funny, now is just a series of unfunny and very offensive material for today's standards, misogyny, racism and too American (USA American).
Rated 18 May 2010
92
97th
One of the very best satires ever made, MASH is a wonderfully funny and intelligent comedy, maybe because it's hard to see this amount of great acting in a single movie and a director that's deeply engaged to shoot his vision of the screenplay, to come up with something original with the dialogues. The suicide ceremony sequence is unforgettable, a landmark scene of the 1970's New Hollywood cinema.
Rated 26 Jun 2012
68
25th
Not timeless.
Rated 11 Jun 2013
75
45th
An aimless plot surrounded by entertaining characters. Some great lines and performances save this movie from being a complete mess.
Rated 16 Apr 2014
65
40th
Haha sexual harassment is funny.
Rated 22 Oct 2007
10
0th
I think what frustrates me about movies or stories like this is the willingness on the part of the story-teller to simply wallow in critique and in the tearing down of the establishment, without establishing a positive vision of any kind. I appreciate critique as much as the next guy, but critique devoid of positive and constructive action is meaningless.
Rated 26 Mar 2012
55
39th
Just about worth seeing for the actors. But this has elements which, for me, ruined what could have been really good (a long American football game, too many surgery scenes and bad jokes).
Rated 22 Feb 2007
75
89th
Great film.
Rated 21 Feb 2009
64
35th
I think you had to be there for this one. It is very aged, but it was amusing and clever in spots.
Rated 21 Sep 2010
3
45th
My introduction to Robert Altman. A pitch black comedy, always amusing if not hilarious. I didn't fall in love with it, but I really appreciate this sort of naturalism, with overlapping dialogue, realistic lighting, and reserved camerawork.
Rated 21 Aug 2009
80
37th
Suicide is painless/100
Rated 12 Apr 2010
90
83rd
An innovative film with an interestlingly unorthodox approach to narrative. A lot of it is very funny, the operating room scenes are still disturbing, but the film is marred by the unsympathetic personalities of its two protagonists.
Rated 08 Jun 2012
45
17th
I can't say I liked it much. It had a couple of amusing moments, but overall, it really wasn't that funny. I didn't laugh properly once. It didn't really have a plot at all. Fairly meandering. It was also pretty episodic, & I can see why it probably works better as a TV show. I did enjoy the performances from Donald Sutherland & Elliot Gould. The characters talked all over one another & I couldn't understand a lot of the dialogue. I'm not saying it's bad. I just didn't care for it personally.
Rated 01 Sep 2010
70
45th
It's alright, but the series was more accessible and yet so much more important as well. Altman movies have a distance about them that sometimes makes them difficult to connect with.
Rated 19 Sep 2010
3
38th
The comedy is occasionally broad and slapsticky, but the effusive, anarchic nature and the charisma of the cast (particularly Sutherland and Gould as the leads) is contagious. A breeze to watch, even at two hours. My only major complaint: the entire character of Hot Lips, an obnoxious misogynist caricature.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
7
84th
A little sad, a little funny, very Altman. Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland are a world-class duo, and despite a little plot meandering, it's a must-watch. Also, the first major studio film to use the word fuck. Fucking awesome!
Rated 17 Sep 2008
100
93rd
Great! I saw it hundred times, and I can watch it any time, any place. You can watch film by parts if U like or You can watch it reverse.
Rated 01 Jun 2016
65
51st
MASH plays like a high school comedy set in an active war-zone, replete with juvenile giddiness at every turn. The chaotic, farcical tone is fitting for an anti-war satire of this sort, but the whole thing ironically feels a little too disorganised for its own good, and several scenes are either too long or unnecessary altogether. Sutherland and Gould make a great pair of heartless pranksters.
Rated 21 Sep 2011
83
83rd
considering it spawned one of the longest lived television shows ever (and one of my favorite) i had high expectations to say the least. i felt that this movie has a slightly different flavor than the show did, it's far more serious toned and darker. i can say that i quite enjoyed it and it did deserve the recognition and lasting power it has. skerritt was a real treat, sutherland, duvall, and gould are awesome as always.
Rated 21 Jan 2013
78
85th
What it lacks in plot, it makes up for in humor. Sutherland and Gould are absolutely fantastic together.
Rated 25 Sep 2008
78
56th
Really good movie, although quite weird at times.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
99th
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Rated 22 Oct 2012
50
14th
Don't know if it was trying to be funny or serious. Kinda failed at both. Would have been a lower rating except Robert Duvall was awesome!
Rated 01 Jul 2007
100
98th
One of the blackest of black comedies, and still one of Altman's greatest works. Never have comedy and tragedy lived so well together.
Rated 05 Jul 2015
30
2nd
No plot - just loose scenes connected with the theme of Korean war; I was expecting more...:(
Rated 16 Sep 2020
90
52nd
This is a strange concept and movie. First came the novel, then the movie, then the series. It grew on me. A bizarre mix of graphic surgery in the makeshift military ORs, a wild mix of characters and witty banter. You definitely get your money's worth.
Rated 04 Jul 2014
83
82nd
War is hell.
Rated 21 Jan 2011
80
47th
This isn't the TV show, it's Robert Altman.
Rated 30 Jul 2012
78
79th
Very funny movie. Altman's use of overlapping dialogue is a little touch of genius.
Rated 18 Nov 2012
68
46th
I was actually kind of surprised how well this movie worked.
Rated 01 Aug 2009
80
84th
May not quite reach the height of some of the finest episodes, but so well written and performed.
Rated 09 Mar 2021
30
26th
when you find yourself writing things like 'to call this pre-#metoo is an understatement', you realise you need better ways to spend 120 minutes
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
35th
It's hilarious, but it's not a real movie. Check out The Long Goodbye or Buffalo Bill if you want a funny Altman movie.
Rated 26 Jan 2011
75
80th
Oh, fuck, great fun, another robert altman masterpiece.
Rated 16 Jun 2012
95
88th
Mighty fine
Rated 19 Aug 2009
100
96th
I like it better than the TV show--there, I said it. It's one of those films you have to pay reallly close attention to, otherwise you end up losing something. Pieces of seemingly random dialogue over certain shots really aren't so random. It's just genius.
Rated 10 Mar 2012
77
73rd
Quite funny at times and it has tons of characters (one of my favorite qualities of most of Altman's films). Performance wise the entire cast seemed to gel, but Kellerman stood out. And as usual, Robert Duvall was good.
Rated 29 Sep 2019
60
35th
I was a little frustrated with this movie, as it vacillated between moments of brilliance (showing war surgeries without any war scenes, and asking whether saving "the enemy" was allowed) and moments of ridiculousness (the "Last Supper" and the shower reveal scenes). The attacks on authority (God or the military) come off as a little too shrill in this very black comedy, and I wonder if that dates it too much -- allegedly set in Korea, but meant to suggest the then-current Vietnam War.
Rated 03 Jan 2011
69
80th
Counterculture war movie that spawned equally great tv series. Bunch of oddball characters gets in various situations at the point where line between life and death is paper-thin.
Rated 15 Jul 2013
75
84th
Quintessential Altman, in this case bringing the Altmany je-ne-sais-quoi to a war-comedy template (and in later films, to other genres). It's a quirky blend of mumbling near-naturalism and often broad humor. Accusations of sexism and racism are not unfounded, with some of Sutherland and Gould's pranks seeming to anticipate "Revenge of the Nerds" type lechery, but with names like those - plus Robert Duvall and sprinkled with the likes of Skerritt and Cort - it's basically all good.
Rated 30 Nov 2011
71
42nd
#580
Rated 04 May 2013
30
6th
askerlik, kore savasi, sihhiye bölügü, askeri doktor, hemsire, ahlaki olarak askerleri zayif gören doktor ve hemsirenin yiyismesi ve bunun kampa hoparlörle duyurulmasi, escinsel olduguna kanaat getiren dis hekiminin intihar plani yapmasi, son yemek, (benzer bir sahne var (57:20'de), önemli birini ameliyat etmek, golf, amerikan futbou, cinsellik...
Rated 19 Dec 2008
71
42nd
576
Rated 21 Apr 2007
0
1st
I despize MASH the TV show so i'm sure the movie i'd hate just as much
Rated 11 Nov 2014
89
79th
A very well done black comedy that clashes with the ideas of war. The main characters aren't the most lovable, but that's the idea. They stoop to things that are low. The movie is overall very entertaining.
Rated 29 Oct 2012
75
49th
This movie is not heavy on plot but it does have several funny scenes. This film has a cast that works really well together. Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland are just one example of many instances of the cast really gelling.
Rated 08 Mar 2024
59
15th
You see Altman and a Palme d'Or and you go in thinking you'll see a cracker... and what follows is an arcless blur of mostly peurile hijinks, what would happen if you put Steve Stiffler and Jonny Knoxville amidst the gritty gore of war. I did laugh a few times, especially at the tannoy. But while this movie may have been important and groundbreaking in 1970, it's aged as well as a lettuce and pales in comparison to Sutherland's other war film from 1970, Kelly's Heroes.
Rated 09 Jan 2019
60
26th
P.A. Announcer: "Attention. Tonight's movie has been "M*A*S*H." Follow the zany antics of our combat surgeons as they cut and stitch their way along the front lines, operating as bombs and bullets burst around them; snatching laughs and love between amputaions and penicillin. Follow Hawkeye, Trapper, Duke, Dago Red, Painless, Radar, Hot Lips, Dish and Staff Seargeant Vollmer as they put our boys back together again."
Rated 01 May 2010
85
56th
Very funny and Sally Kellerman was beyond fantastic, especially in the football scene. I also loved the ending.
Rated 18 May 2008
85
72nd
Another fantastic movie from Robert Altman. The Last Supper scene is a classic.
Rated 28 Oct 2007
45
39th
A better Robert Altman movie, but I think the television show overshadows the movie. Primarily due to the absence of Robert Altman.
Rated 17 Oct 2010
20
41st
"A good dint lower than its reputation, more so if you look at it not as one of the seminal 1970s films but instead as the first chapter from the finest filmmaking career spent examining the American mystique." - Eric Henderson
Rated 12 Jun 2013
85
71st
MASH is a spry, rambling sex romp that jettisons any overarching plot in favor of characters and one-off gags that mostly go-over like gangbusters.
Rated 05 May 2008
89
92nd
For all the shoot-em up, high tension, blood bath war films, this makes more of an impression on me than the rest put together. Poinient, powerful, funny and ultimately memorable.
Rated 19 Dec 2018
85
74th
If it only toned down the crass humor - misogyny, racism, and homophobia included - then believe it or not, this would be amazing. If the scenes in Japan and the football sequence (though I loved, was a huge tonal shift) were shortened, then it would have been tighter. For what it is though, it is very enjoyable - if not a bit overboard with its message of finding humor in war.
Rated 02 Mar 2009
70
86th
Yeah, I watched the TV show too.
Rated 01 May 2011
93
80th
Good movie, you see the early form of techniques Altman would eventually come to perfect.
Rated 09 Jul 2010
77
78th
The episodic structure ain't that great but otherwise the film is up there with the TV series. Duvall's frank burns was quite a shock, heh.
Rated 19 Feb 2009
73
37th
It's a bit odd to describe this one. It's definitely a satire but that doesn't exactly cover it all.
Rated 12 Jul 2007
93
85th
A great movie (and TV series).
Rated 20 Nov 2010
85
80th
Cuts across 40 years and the intervening wars like they're nothing. The humor is crude and cruel and entirely fitting of a picture that leaves the front lines to climax with the absurd bloodbath of a wagered company football game. The ensemble, an existing theater troupe, revolves around magnetic libertines Sutherland and Gould with expert improv. Altman fights tooth and nail in refusing to let the comedy overpower the underlying moral murk and human cost of the Korean War (aka Vietnam). Bold.
Rated 13 Mar 2022
25
16th
Terrible, although when Sutherland & Gould are on screen together (which might be ten or fifteen minutes) it works because of their chemistry. Easily the worst Altman I've seen.
Rated 09 Jul 2018
85
91st
Such a good cast and an excellent story to boot.
Rated 11 Jun 2015
89
97th
88.500
Rated 14 Dec 2012
90
92nd
Altman's assault on not being depressed succeeds.
Rated 19 Nov 2021
0
3rd
Really dumb review for a really dumb movie.
Rated 20 May 2018
75
84th
It's a shame that Altman's commercial breakthrough is less well known than the middling TV series that it unfortunately spawned. It's a film of its time, so many of the jokes no longer fly, but it remains an offbeat and original anti-establishment comedy with an excellent cast that have wonderful chemistry. Gould and Sutherland steal the show with ease as they have all the best lines, which they deliver with sly irreverence. The Last Supper scene is an American surrealist black comic classic.
Rated 20 Jan 2010
60
24th
It's certainly a classic of its time and the dialogue is incredible, but I'm just not a fan of war movies. They make me feel like crap.
Rated 25 Sep 2008
75
72nd
You'd never guess in a billion years that the TV series (which really crapped out after the loss of Larry Linville) was inspired by this gem
Rated 15 Jan 2010
71
42nd
573
Rated 04 Feb 2013
51
47th
It's really a college frat-house movie set in a war zone. Altman's "wall of sound" approach is great for giving it realism, and managed so that you can just about still hear all that criss-crossing dialogue. To be honest the TV series does a better job at highlighting the misery of war, showcasing the skill of medical units, and giving us humour without the cruel edge that all the pranks in this movie seem to have. The movie is just a series of funny sketches about bad behaviour in a MASH unit.
Rated 26 May 2016
41
21st
Maybe the most overrated (and boring) movie ever. Nice title song.
Rated 09 May 2021
55
17th
This is just a film from 2004 with a bang-out cast, an amazing theme song, a beautiful scene in the middle of the film, and beautiful camerawork. Really telling how silly surgery can be.
Rated 19 Mar 2018
87
68th
Bold, timely, subversive, and above all funny, M*A*S*H remains a high point in Robert Altman's distinguished filmography.
Rated 25 Mar 2009
73
66th
Altman does MASH, hijinx ensue.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
93
91st
Wonderful, unique and funny - it's my kind of war movie, and the kind we seem incapable of making in these postmodern times.
Rated 12 Oct 2009
71
79th
Good Movie
Rated 18 Apr 2012
70
31st
The TV series is so much better!
Rated 06 Jul 2021
55
53rd
Finely-constructed set pieces and sharp performances do not cover over a sophomoric and crass screenplay. The ambiguity about what MASH is--war film, black comedy, sex farce, gentleman's magazine humor story--ends up being both a strength and its greatest weakness. Altman and company create characters coming to grips with the insanity of war who seemingly use it as an excuse to continue to live out their college bacchanalia. Good film to see Altman define himself. Cringe-worthy at times.
Rated 22 Jul 2017
80
69th
Little Masterpiece
Rated 15 Sep 2007
70
63rd
Pretty good movie, but not much of a plot. Characters are appealing enough to get you through it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
77
80th
More connected sequences than any real plot, MASH is a great example of how to take some real jerks and make them loveable anyhow.
Rated 19 Jul 2017
75
69th
filmin kötü yaşlanmasının en büyük sebebi oldukça düşük bütçeyle dikkat çekmeden kotarılması olabilir, zira ses miksajı/kurgusu gibi şeyler teknik yön kandırmıyor. dağınıklığı bariz, zira zamanını yansıtıyor. yer yer sıkabilse de, esasen bir *his* ya da *atmosfer* filmi, satirin güzelce inceldiği harika bir komedi.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
79th
Subversive. Groundbreaking. Created the "Animal House" - us against them - genre and nobody's even noticed. I need a black capsule.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
71
37th
Meh. It's okay. I really don't like Robert Altman very much.

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