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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 Odradek
75
T6
na jbcobb
20
T1
na djross
75
T9
na dumbjaw
74
T9
na moeta2
83
T5
na RNG
21
T3
na NightGoat72
70
T6
na stuie299
90
T9
na Jerky
80
T10
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 zmt311
72
T6
na mistercheech
90
T9
Are there any niggers here tonight? One of the most insane stories imaginable.
na Derekstar
70
T6
First, I would submit this as exhibit E proving that Dustin Hoffman is one of the greatest living actors. Second, I would submit this as exhibit HH proving that a great actor can only elevate a film so much.
na Storchcom
89
T8
na ngebe
70
T8
na bernardobrum
85
T7
na Abba
92
T10
na AntoniusB
55
T6
na bal3x
80
T9
na screentime
81
T9
na rant1229
2
T3
na SicilianClan
84
T8
na gwynplaine
75
T4
na Hailey
92
T9
na Idioteck
91
T10
na WuGambino
80
T8
na Mr.Ocean
80
T8
na Barkinson
80
T10
na winds
6
T8
na Limdebois
100
T10
na purity
1
T4
na Gim
70
T2
na scanoni
70
T6
na madiso
80
T10
na aaronwhat
100
T10
na DocBrowne
94
T10
na ManInBlack
6
T6
na blucthulhu
90
T10
na Luk92
85
T9
na captainjazz
80
T7
na TheDenizen
80
T9
Hoffman gives an incredible performance in this explosive biopic about the infamous Lenny Bruce.
na Pingy
96
T9
na DougReese
80
T9
na wokelstein
74
T6
na allisoncm
60
T4
na johnhuss
84
T7
na ozgurbakar
70
T6
na roy_walker
100
T10
na Bacchanalian
78
T7
na gimmefiction
90
T10
na AAAutin
83
T10
na angela79at
70
T8
na BartonFink
6
T6
na deadbill
98
T9
na TheDiceman
65
T8
Great film.
na VivaLuis
90
T7
na MedCityFlix
51
T4
na FlorVdE
3
T7
na gorkiana
90
T8
na Rumplesink
65
T5
na cblur21
67
T6
na monoglot
70
T7
na verbals
74
T5
na vsls
70
T7
na gunesko
85
T9
na Narst
68
T4
na LB94
82
T8
na themadelf66
79
T8
na Diogoweb
80
T7
na fabiovisnadi
86
T4
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 Octave
78
T9
na toro913
71
T8
na akjn
81
T9
na drmike
80
T4
na Supecte
86
T9
na filmaffinity
75
T10
na djfntstque
77
T7
na Dancon7
83
T9
na madisalvador
80
T9
na SirStuckey
80
T8
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 oskarhu
82
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 Princezz
80
T8
na pl_
75
T8
na chrisaugust
85
T9
na rodoki_11
86
T9
na babaracus
8
T6
na pristina
88
T8
na mike615
87
T10
na Orion16RUS
93
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na Fetsch
78
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na Sapphire
35
T2
na pzingg
90
T7
na BlueHeat
85
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na 5thHobbit
92
T8
na CMQuinn
6
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na electriccafe
80
T8
na fireplacer
75
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na Visualice
75
T7
na landsome
80
T8
na Plaza
8
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na paul_r_13
87
T5
na mikeparasol
90
T9
na fuckchops
70
T6
na Scarface
70
T6
na Nolan
7
T6
na glumpy_99
99
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na earthlydel
65
T3
na garbo
90
T9
na JooJoo
8
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na volver
55
T4
na Ronin21
84
T9
na coffee
79
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na negative
2
T6
na Evolution
82
T8
na TonythePony
76
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na MassiveDuck
80
T5
na JangoB
89
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na jakncoke
86
T9
na jeff_v
83
T10
na navid erfan
70
T6
na Bushyman
79
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na filmcricket
78
T9
na JJ1986
20
T1
na Simon M.
84
T8
na imdb
76
T9
na cbennett
80
T9
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 Vasily
85
T9
na Zoltan
75
T9
na Gody85
75
T9
na Antares
62
T4
na bizort
82
T9
na Bevo52
86
T8
na Dery
80
T9
na sirius
64
T3
na onetwothree
60
T7
na Travisbickle
90
T8
na debaser1985
70
T6
na Ivanhoe
80
T7
na Crazy Jack
85
T9
na lippecesar
88
T9
na cantaloupe
83
T8
na Esmerodo
70
T5
na avgcrtckr
73
T10
na rollsroyce
62
T5
na gleeb
75
T7
na dusticus
90
T7
na FreddieQuell
95
T10
na HP_Buttcraft
80
T8
na Kvist
77
T9
na harter
60
T6
na GordonBombay
91
T10
Dustin is great as trailbrazing stand up comic Lenny Bruce.
na westknife
86
T9
Another great Hoffman role. I gotta go find some real Lenny Bruce clips now.
na caocao
73
T8
na FutureCritic
83
T7
na Warren
85
T8
na Madstone
88
T4
na poictesme
65
T9
na Ercan
8
T9
na TarantinOle
86
T10
na Joan Of Arc
72
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na Bradyfan12
85
T6
na Carlospro
85
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na wizard81
74
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na gtrshow
88
T9
na ccbwc771
55
T1
na mfl
77
T9
na Ocelot
75
T8
na oktay91
85
T7
na octanoid77
100
T8
na Jehan
80
T6
na robixsmash
70
T6
na docpotato
95
T10
na kyle.loomis
10
T10
na DMCrimson
84
T9
na ColonelTigh
94
T8
na Mine filmer
80
T5
na mklitsch
75
T6
na Jack_Murphy
85
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na Bugsy89
70
T4
na beyndthinfnt
74
T4
na pomattovich
90
T8
na Solid Snake
68
T5
na georgia sam
87
T9
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 dgeiser13
1
T6
na ChrissieCool
85
T8
na codpiece
90
T10
na Freder
60
T5
na DancingP
85
T9
na gittes
72
T7
na laika
80
T8
na paulofilmo
73
T9
na hoolie
90
T8
na toytronicaz
80
T8
na Jebediah
94
T7
na Dally
85
T8
na Mechatigger
100
T10
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 Dalen_Quaice
60
T8
na keskin
81
T9
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 coltrane
3
T3
na TroyAnderson
74
T8
na Benad
81
T9
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 rohan1987
100
T6
na erwit
66
T5
na Daffy6964
84
T8
na Darbicus
85
T10
na nosyparker
70
T7
na lolo
85
T8
na digitalmonk
76
T6
na permazorch
72
T4
na childintime
85
T10
na pyrosexual
80
T7
na Weafdog
46
T9
na helfen419
82
T7
na ewp1994
90
T9
na schizotoast
70
T6
na jdb361
90
T8
na RPMcMurphy
78
T9
na kakivsjok
80
T7
na freakazoid
70
T6
na mikedemo
70
T6
na chiphall72
74
T7
na krhunt
65
T6
na RadioFreeLee
86
T8
na Holygrail2
86
T5
na Wulf
70
T7
na ianlarson
98
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 Lanhia
15
T1
na camus
75
T9
na Deadmarsh
60
T5
na dzawski
66
T3
na MartinTeller
87
T9
na dharmabum
86
T9
na DePalma
89
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na RavynLoony
79
T9
na mostafah
78
T8
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 vbm923
92
T6
na tiagobdonoso
80
T5
na SaiSaiSai
78
T7
na ecalder
70
T8
na Mirelurk
78
T8
na bob
71
T5
na oaic
95
T8
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