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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 mistercheech
90
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Are there any niggers here tonight? One of the most insane stories imaginable.
na CMQuinn
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na Luk92
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na themadelf66
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na jdnolla
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na navid erfan
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na Exaybachay
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na caffe
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na supergloo
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na nedrifle
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na vsls
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na Cinemafan91
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na gimmefiction
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na jbcobb
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na Jehan
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na debaser1985
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na mike615
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na xanderbisc
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na dchilton
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na pyrosexual
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na ewp1994
90
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na cdalepirate
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na Benad
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na AAAutin
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na Bevo52
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na avgcrtckr
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na Odradek
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na Joan Of Arc
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na buser333
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na funkybusnss
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na dharmabum
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na Bushyman
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na vbm923
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na fuckchops
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na Warren
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na Lanhia
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na Daffy6964
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na cbennett
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na Bacchanalian
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na finney28
70
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na roy_walker
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na GordonBombay
91
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Dustin is great as trailbrazing stand up comic Lenny Bruce.
na NightGoat72
70
T6
na Princezz
80
T8
na caocao
73
T8
na Storchcom
89
T8
na Gordon Cole
94
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na octanoid77
100
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na erwit
66
T5
na oskarhu
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na madisalvador
80
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na verbals
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na TroyAnderson
74
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na fireplacer
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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 babaracus
8
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na bob
71
T5
na Weafdog
46
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na freakazoid
70
T6
na pristina
88
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na keskin
81
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na Travisbickle
90
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na Crazy Jack
85
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na docpotato
95
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na mikedemo
70
T6
na akjn
81
T9
na bal3x
80
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na msignite
93
T9
na edaz
84
T6
na xacviant
84
T7
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 hoolie
90
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na imdb
76
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na elmakebabi
75
T8
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 Jerky
80
T10
na bogancross
55
T7
na ColonelTigh
94
T8
na estragon
90
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na screentime
81
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na negative
2
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na mikeparasol
90
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na WuGambino
80
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na ZombieBuffet
75
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na TonythePony
76
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na JJ1986
20
T1
na DMCrimson
84
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na Hailey
92
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na filmcricket
78
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na Darbicus
85
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na blucthulhu
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na rudolf55
91
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na nosyparker
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na ManInBlack
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na Jack_Murphy
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na Ocelot
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na Limdebois
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na Mechatigger
100
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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 SaiSaiSai
78
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na winds
6
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na by Devol
78
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na harter
60
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na SheWas
49
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na Freder
60
T5
na FreddieQuell
95
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na svenerik
65
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na Johnny Logic
88
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na PaulSandell
70
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na MartinTeller
87
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na mostafah
78
T8
na Dean Franz
95
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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 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 Gody85
75
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na Bugsy89
70
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na laika
80
T8
na johnhuss
84
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na TheDiceman
65
T8
Great film.
na IMDb-byvotes
76
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na kangadoodoo
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na Guernica
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na RPMcMurphy
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na dzawski
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na gorkiana
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na pl_
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na Ercan
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90
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na garbo
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na Al Chambers
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na toytronicaz
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na SirRobbie
80
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na serhat
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na Christophilm
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na ozgurbakar
70
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na djemba
90
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na DougCollins
70
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na wetwillies
95
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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 Diogoweb
80
T7
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 5thHobbit
92
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na coltrane
3
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na b4con
70
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na DancingP
85
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na Dally
85
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95
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na JangoB
89
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na Orion16RUS
93
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na BartonFink
6
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na Wulf
70
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na filmaffinity
75
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na allisoncm
60
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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 Nolan
7
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na zex
96
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na lippecesar
88
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na madiso
80
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na Dalen_Quaice
60
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na jeff_v
83
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na Vasily
85
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na postmodifier
90
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na welike
30
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86
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na volver
55
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na coffee
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na dgeiser13
1
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na hypnotoad1
80
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55
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na angela79at
70
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75
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na dusticus
90
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na Barkinson
80
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na capodelnulla
79
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na glumpy_99
99
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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 Deadmarsh
60
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na rodoki_11
86
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na Madstone
88
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na Plaza
8
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na FlorVdE
3
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na helfen419
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na LB94
82
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na DePalma
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na Jebediah
94
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na MassiveDuck
80
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na stuie299
90
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na bernardobrum
85
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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 westknife
86
T9
Another great Hoffman role. I gotta go find some real Lenny Bruce clips now.
na Esmerodo
70
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na djross
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na zmt311
72
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na DavidKahane
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na FutureCritic
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na childintime
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na Zoltan
75
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na schizotoast
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na Mr.Ocean
80
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na Bradyfan12
85
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na maborosi
60
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na Octave
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na drmike
80
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na tiagobdonoso
80
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na burakh
62
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na DBibby
72
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na Sapphire
35
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60
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na ricko
85
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na gleeb
75
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na ecalder
70
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na acarolla
1
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na kyle.loomis
10
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na cinema_hell
80
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na pzingg
90
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na sirius
64
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na Gim
70
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na jdb361
90
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na scanoni
70
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na camus
75
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na bluesoul
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na Simon M.
84
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na earthlydel
65
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na Ivanhoe
80
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na permazorch
72
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na digitalmonk
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na IndyFilmFest
91
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na gittes
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na SomewhatItay
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na Narst
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na donquixotic
0
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na moeta2
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na Antares
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na kakivsjok
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na Scarface
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na ozymandius10
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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 landsome
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na Dery
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na gwynplaine
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na paul_r_13
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na BlueHeat
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na TJ Ximenez
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na purity
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