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Lenny (1974)
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Summary: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public. (imdb)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Directed By: Bob Fosse
Written By: Julian Barry
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na Ariaz
70
T5
na Jebediah
94
T7
na FutureCritic
83
T7
na Ashby
79
T6
This movie is all about Dustin Hoffman's performance as Lenny Bruce. The movie is really slow at times and takes too much time indulging itself in seemingly needless stuff. Also the detoriation of Bruce goes so fast that we barely get any character development whatsoever. I know it's based on real-life, but still I believe it could have been done better. If you're a fan of Hoffmann or Lenny Bruce, it's worth a watch, but it's not really really that great a movie compared to it's contemporaries.
na MedCityFlix
51
T4
na Bacchanalian
78
T7
na Whyte Nite
50
T2
na lauratron
77
T7
na Sapphire
35
T2
na SomewhatItay
81
T8
na Ronin21
84
T9
na Vasily
85
T9
na ricko
85
T9
na ManInBlack
6
T6
na Duval Spit
81
T5
na Antares
62
T4
na funkybusnss
50
T3
na onetwothree
60
T7
na dzawski
66
T3
na blucthulhu
90
T10
na olimax
78
T6
na captainjazz
80
T7
na babaracus
75
T6
na Solid Snake
68
T5
na RNG
21
T3
na Gordon Cole
94
T10
na nosyparker
70
T7
na Wulf
70
T7
na Bradyfan12
85
T6
na LB94
82
T8
na pomattovich
90
T8
na debaser1985
70
T6
na digitalmonk
76
T6
na camus
75
T9
na bob
71
T5
na TJ Ximenez
75
T5
na Jehan
80
T6
na bogancross
55
T7
na Dally
85
T8
na volver
55
T4
na themadelf66
79
T7
na RadioFreeLee
86
T8
na ZombieBuffet
75
T10
na finney28
70
T7
na ozgurbakar
70
T6
na ozymandius10
69
T6
By today's standards it'd be a pretty average biopic. It's funny how formulaic all of these "geniuses" are in the way that they lived their lives. Dustin Hoffman was great, and really salvaged an otherwise boring movie. Oh, and don't get me wrong, I'm not selling Lenny's influence short by any means.
na landsome
80
T8
na avgcrtckr
73
T10
na permazorch
72
T4
na erwit
66
T5
na jakncoke
86
T9
na Bushyman
79
T7
na donquixotic
0
T6
na Esmerodo
70
T5
na Benad
81
T9
na hypnotoad1
80
T6
na Evolution
82
T8
na Jerky
80
T10
na schizotoast
70
T6
na Woody92
82
T3
na estragon
90
T9
na rodoki_11
86
T9
na zex
96
T9
na negative
2
T6
na mikeparasol
90
T9
na Daffy6964
84
T8
na rollsroyce
62
T5
na AntoniusB
55
T6
na elmakebabi
75
T8
na Diogoweb
80
T7
na ecalder
70
T8
na filmaffinity
75
T10
na Christophilm
100
T10
na pzingg
90
T7
na mklitsch
75
T6
na glumpy_99
99
T10
na fuckchops
70
T6
na navid erfan
70
T6
na BartonFink
6
T6
na Weafdog
46
T8
na dharmabum
86
T9
na gleeb
75
T7
na djross
75
T9
na jdb361
90
T8
na gtrshow
88
T9
na kangadoodoo
80
T10
na GordonBombay
91
T10
Dustin is great as trailbrazing stand up comic Lenny Bruce.
na Abba
92
T10
na Jack_Murphy
85
T9
na MassiveDuck
80
T5
na Simon M.
84
T8
na toro913
71
T8
na postmodifier
90
T9
na Limdebois
100
T10
na ianlarson
98
T8
na gunesko
85
T9
na Spunkie
70
T9
Blending stand-up into real life Lenny is a neat idea, it speeds up the pace. Since Fosse is an auteur with a few masterpieces, I was expecting more out of it.
na oaic
95
T8
na winds
6
T8
na Neonman
92
T10
Hoffman totally encompasses main man Lenny Bruce, both his on-stage presence and his off-stage battles. It's amazingly inspiring to see this man defend his rights to say "tits", "ass", and "cocksucker" until it took away absolutely everything away from him. If you don't think stand-up comedy is one of the purest forms of art, then you need to see this film.
na Mine filmer
80
T5
na SirRobbie
80
T8
na Nolan
7
T7
na verbals
74
T5
na Fetsch
78
T9
na wetwillies
95
T9
At times moving, at others hilarious and ultimately very tragic, Lenny is, to put it simply, a beautiful film. This is now one of my favorite Dustin Hoffman performances and the black and white visual is simple stunning. This movie is criminally underseen.
na beyndthinfnt
74
T4
na JangoB
89
T9
na VivaLuis
90
T7
na Scarface
70
T6
na muratkrks
76
T7
na Joan Of Arc
72
T7
na SaiSaiSai
78
T7
na childintime
85
T10
na vbm923
92
T6
na AAAutin
83
T10
na b4con
70
T3
na DBibby
72
T5
na DougReese
80
T9
na paul_r_13
87
T5
na filmcricket
78
T9
na gwynplaine
75
T4
na wayofthegun
70
T5
The story is fairly generic, but Hoffman gives a powerhouse performance that keeps the viewer engaged.
na supergloo
6
T4
na georgia sam
87
T9
na DePalma
89
T10
na tiagobdonoso
80
T5
na chrisaugust
85
T9
na caffe
74
T6
na Warren
85
T8
na MartinTeller
87
T9
na Ivanhoe
80
T7
na spikestone
85
T8
na bernardobrum
85
T7
na SickForay
85
T10
na Dancon7
83
T9
na cbennett
80
T9
na roy_walker
100
T10
na jwhite1979
88
T9
na 5thHobbit
92
T8
na mike615
87
T10
na Madstone
88
T4
na mohan
97
T9
Excellent biography. Probably Dustin Hoffman's best. He really brings the character alive in front of you like no other.
na Deadmarsh
60
T5
na IMDb-byvotes
76
T8
na allisoncm
60
T4
na chiphall72
74
T7
na heandhishair
68
T7
A semi-decent film propped up by Hoffman's amazing performance.
na ewp1994
90
T9
na msignite
93
T9
na JooJoo
8
T10
na Ocelot
80
T8
na hoolie
90
T8
na johnhuss
84
T7
na cdalepirate
70
T7
na akjn
81
T9
na Bevo52
86
T8
na Bugsy89
70
T4
na SheWas
49
T5
na Vegard
80
T9
na earthlydel
65
T3
na Dean Franz
95
T10
On the surface, just another warts-and-all biopic, but its made with such creative flair and acted with such passion that it becomes irresistable. Bruce's legacy speaks for itself of course, and yet the movie still manages to seem invaluable. Surtees' beautiful black and white cinematography and the films showbiz trappings echoes 8, but whereas that film was about survival, love, life and art, Lenny is a film of decay, misery, death and art. Guess which one I prefer.
na DancingP
85
T9
na fabiovisnadi
86
T4
na scanoni
70
T6
na Pingy
96
T9
na by Devol
78
T6
na TheDiceman
65
T8
Great film.
na ChrissieCool
85
T8
na Freder
60
T5
na imdb
76
T9
na Luk92
85
T9
na Al Chambers
88
T6
na kafka1325
71
T9
I do not know much about a life of Lenny Bruce, but the acting and all round formula how to make biography movie is here...
na DougieD
85
T7
A well-made biopic with great cinematography and acting. Did a good job of showing the life of a controversial comic.
na mostafah
78
T8
na WuGambino
80
T8
na zmt311
72
T6
na lolo
85
T8
na Supecte
86
T9
na FlorVdE
3
T7
na laika
80
T8
na HP_Buttcraft
80
T8
na krhunt
65
T6
na djemba
90
T10
na djfntstque
77
T7
na robixsmash
70
T6
na Princezz
80
T8
na sebby
65
T5
There's a great little moment that is seemingly apropos of nothing where Hoffman soundlessly and happily runs down a hallway, jumps in the air, clicks his heels, struts and raps on a hotel door. Blink and you miss it. These little transient moments in Lenny are the ones I remember, whereas the meaty bits of the biopic are actually quite forgettable. To be honest, I'm not sure where that leaves the film in the end, so, um, I'll just give it a "65" and leave it at that.
na gittes
72
T7
na DMCrimson
84
T9
na Visualice
75
T7
na JJ1986
20
T1
na jeff_v
83
T10
na Lanhia
15
T1
na nedrifle
80
T4
na Travisbickle
90
T8
na Mr.Ocean
80
T8
na dumbjaw
74
T9
na paulofilmo
73
T9
na fireplacer
75
T7
na octanoid77
100
T8
na mikedemo
70
T6
na dchilton
95
T7
na TheDenizen
80
T9
Hoffman gives an incredible performance in this explosive biopic about the infamous Lenny Bruce.
na rudolf55
91
T8
na oskarhu
82
T8
na BlueHeat
85
T9
na NightGoat72
70
T6
na maborosi
60
T6
na eposus
70
T7
na jdnolla
85
T6
na bluesoul
80
T7
na drmike
80
T4
na cblur21
67
T6
na helfen419
82
T7
na kakivsjok
80
T7
na poictesme
65
T9
na wokelstein
74
T6
na screentime
81
T9
na cantaloupe
83
T8
na CMQuinn
6
T4
na toytronicaz
80
T8
na madisalvador
80
T9
na Crazy Jack
85
T9
na dusticus
90
T7
na westknife
86
T9
Another great Hoffman role. I gotta go find some real Lenny Bruce clips now.
na garbo
90
T9
na vsls
70
T7
na notchicago
77
T7
na Stain
80
T7
Good drama about an outrageous comedian. And of course I'm a sucker for modern movies made in black and white
na acarolla
1
T5
na buser333
56
T6
na Dery
80
T9
na edaz
84
T6
na electriccafe
80
T8
na burakh
62
T4
na sengir
81
T8
na billkerwin
84
T7
Hoffman is very good here, and the black and white photography is beautiful, but like most biopics this falls short of being a really good movie. Some nice directorial touches from Fosse.
na Carlospro
85
T9
na moeta2
83
T5
na serhat
92
T9
na RPMcMurphy
78
T9
na Ercan
8
T9
na freakazoid
70
T6
na capodelnulla
79
T6
na Guernica
38
T4
na coltrane
3
T3
na Barkinson
80
T10
na docpotato
95
T10
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