[re-watched some years later] I think the movie gets Kaufman's vibe, and catch us since the beginning. We understand Andy better by watching this, a really nice work on his way of seeing the soft line between reality and television. I wouldn't call Kaufman a comic genius but a visionary.
As much as Jim Carey masterfully embodies Andy Kaufman before our very eyes, the film itself has become somewhat of an embodiment of the man, as well: controversial, misunderstood, but endearing. The film ranks up there with Milos Foreman's other great works, and this is certainly one of Jim Carey's finest performances.