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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 akjn
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na rollsroyce
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na Esmerodo
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na Ocelot
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na Fetsch
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na RNG
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na buser333
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na fuckchops
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na Sapphire
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na Gim
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na oskarhu
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na ngebe
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na wayofthegun
70
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The story is fairly generic, but Hoffman gives a powerhouse performance that keeps the viewer engaged.
na Rumplesink
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na zmt311
72
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na Ronin21
84
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na Hailey
92
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na woodoo
80
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Dustin is Dustin and Bob Fosse has an incredibly solid resume as a director, but this is still a biopic and is inevitably hurt by a well shot, well acted reenactment of one of Lenny's most famous bits.
na pyrosexual
80
T7
na GordonBombay
91
T10
Dustin is great as trailbrazing stand up comic Lenny Bruce.
na Moribunny
73
T8
Fosse's rhythmic directing, Bruce Surtees' rugged but aesthetic cinematography, Hoffman's performance, very good all around. I liked this movie, the character and the messages a little bit better than I ever liked Lenny Bruce's act, somehow.
na cdalepirate
70
T7
na msignite
93
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na oaic
95
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na DavidKahane
70
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na JangoB
89
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na svenerik
65
T3
na lauratron
77
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na heandhishair
68
T7
A semi-decent film propped up by Hoffman's amazing performance.
na ColonelTigh
94
T8
na drmike
80
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na mistercheech
90
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Are there any niggers here tonight? One of the most insane stories imaginable.
na harter
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na screentime
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na fireplacer
75
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na Simon M.
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na kyle.loomis
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na Crazy Jack
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na eposus
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na cinema_hell
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na paulofilmo
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na ricko
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na garbo
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na Princezz
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na Dery
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na JJ1986
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na vbm923
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na blucthulhu
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na Kvist
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na Scarface
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na mostafah
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na TonythePony
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na JasonKDarby
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na dzawski
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na Mine filmer
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na Guernica
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na monoglot
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na Dancon7
83
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na Dally
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na chiphall72
74
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na rant1229
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na sebby
65
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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 Jebediah
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na bal3x
80
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na volver
55
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na laika
80
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na octanoid77
100
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na Warren
85
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na freakazoid
70
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na gorkiana
90
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na Luk92
85
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na codpiece
90
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na lolo
85
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na Joan Of Arc
72
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na gimmefiction
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na toro913
71
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na permazorch
72
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na Mechatigger
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Hoffman's bravura portrayal of the tortured, self-destructive, brilliantly inventive comic Lenny Bruce is enough of a reason to see this. The film uses material from Bruce's trials which are "performed" by Hoffman as part of his nightclub act.
na MartinTeller
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na notchicago
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na FreddieQuell
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na dkbritt85
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na HP_Buttcraft
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na capodelnulla
79
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na caffe
74
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na Al Chambers
88
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na ozymandius10
69
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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 bob
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na Dalen_Quaice
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na nedrifle
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na cblur21
67
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na IndyFilmFest
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na hypnotoad1
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na Travisbickle
90
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na acarolla
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na elmakebabi
75
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na hoolie
90
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na allisoncm
60
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na babaracus
8
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na mohan
97
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Excellent biography. Probably Dustin Hoffman's best. He really brings the character alive in front of you like no other.
na purity
1
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na SirStuckey
80
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An intriguing movie that has some of the most impressive use of sound editing I've ever seen/heard with Fosse masterfully weaving together stand-up monologues and interviews within the storyline. Hoffman is great as Lenny and Valerie Perrine does a good job as his wife. Well worth a watch.
na JooJoo
8
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na camus
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na AAAutin
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na Visualice
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na cusakfehn
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na Darbicus
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na jeff_v
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na filmaffinity
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na dumbjaw
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na Cinemafan91
84
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na billkerwin
84
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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 rodoki_11
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na NightGoat72
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na Bugsy89
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na caocao
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na negative
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85
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90
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90
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na Plaza
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na welike
30
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na Idioteck
91
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na winds
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na krhunt
65
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na Stain
80
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Good drama about an outrageous comedian. And of course I'm a sucker for modern movies made in black and white
na Orion16RUS
93
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na Spunkie
70
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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 jakncoke
86
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na Holygrail2
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na supergloo
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na bogancross
55
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na schizotoast
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na postmodifier
90
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na Gordon Cole
94
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na RavynLoony
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na johnhuss
84
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na imdb
76
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na WuGambino
80
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na serhat
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na Odradek
75
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na bluesoul
80
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na donquixotic
0
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100
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60
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78
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na dchilton
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na b4con
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60
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na edaz
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na VivaLuis
90
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na DBibby
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na TroyAnderson
74
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na finney28
70
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na bizort
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na DMCrimson
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na djemba
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na Barkinson
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na Woody92
82
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na kafka1325
71
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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 spikestone
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na DePalma
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na DougieD
85
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A well-made biopic with great cinematography and acting. Did a good job of showing the life of a controversial comic.
na moeta2
83
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na Ashby
79
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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 westknife
86
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Another great Hoffman role. I gotta go find some real Lenny Bruce clips now.
na Abba
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na aaronwhat
100
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na wetwillies
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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 TheDenizen
80
T9
Hoffman gives an incredible performance in this explosive biopic about the infamous Lenny Bruce.
na Bevo52
86
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na roy_walker
100
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na earthlydel
65
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na jwhite1979
88
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na Exaybachay
92
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na gtrshow
88
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na funkybusnss
50
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na Bacchanalian
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na paul_r_13
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na Jerky
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na Nolan
7
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na SomewhatItay
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na Supecte
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na SheWas
49
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na childintime
85
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na Evolution
82
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na mklitsch
75
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na Johnny Logic
88
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na Weafdog
46
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na wokelstein
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na Gody85
75
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na tiagobdonoso
80
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na Deadmarsh
60
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na Dean Franz
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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 maborosi
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na rohan1987
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na ewp1994
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na navid erfan
70
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na xacviant
84
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Bob Fosse's Lenny Bruce biopic feels like the last film of the 60s: the editing and semi-documentary touches all evoke that era, and as a piece of filmmaking, it's arguably more visceral and memorable than Fosse's CABARET. The script is a bit less successful, in that we view Lenny mostly through other people's eyes--an interesting choice that nevertheless distances us from him. But Dustin Hoffman throws himself fully into the role, and Valerie Perrine is fantastic as his self-destructive wife.
na electriccafe
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na MedCityFlix
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na toytronicaz
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na DancingP
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na Grouchy
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