"An ingenious fantasy."
— Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
"Magical, visually exciting & affecting."
— Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Not only is Pleasantville a satire, a fantasy, and a visual marvel, but it's the best kind of feel-good movie."
— James Berardinelli, ReelView
"This uncommonly clever, surprisingly poignant fairy tale packs a social wallop that we're not quite prepared for."
— Bill Gallo, Dallas Observer
"Ingeniously conceived and impressively executed, Pleasantville is a provocative, complex and surprisingly anti-nostalgic parable."
— Joe Leydon, Variety
"The kind of parable that encourages us to re-evaluate the good old days and take a fresh look at the new world we so easily dismiss as decadent."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times