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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 Joan Of Arc
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na bizort
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na moody mehdi
91
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na schizotoast
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na Scarface
70
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na oaic
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na SheWas
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na lauratron
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na Ercan
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na caocao
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na finney28
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na Christophilm
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na angela79at
70
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na mostafah
78
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na Zeno
76
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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 mike615
87
T10
na spikestone
85
T8
na vsls
70
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na rollsroyce
62
T5
na hoolie
90
T8
na Crazy Jack
85
T9
na ManInBlack
6
T6
na kyle.loomis
10
T10
na JasonKDarby
85
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na Simon M.
84
T8
na gorkiana
90
T8
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 ChrissieCool
85
T8
na purity
1
T4
na dgeiser13
1
T6
na ColonelTigh
94
T8
na GordonBombay
91
T10
Dustin is great as trailbrazing stand up comic Lenny Bruce.
na akjn
81
T9
na SickForay
85
T10
na westknife
86
T9
Another great Hoffman role. I gotta go find some real Lenny Bruce clips now.
na paulofilmo
73
T9
na codpiece
90
T10
na Kvist
77
T9
na pomattovich
90
T8
na cusakfehn
1
T6
na Bushyman
79
T7
na freakazoid
70
T6
na winds
6
T8
na sirius
64
T3
na wokelstein
74
T6
na SicilianClan
84
T8
na caffe
74
T6
na Vasily
85
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na Esmerodo
70
T5
na johnhuss
84
T7
na rant1229
2
T3
na 5thHobbit
92
T8
na Carlospro
85
T9
na Limdebois
100
T10
na heandhishair
68
T7
A semi-decent film propped up by Hoffman's amazing performance.
na Al Chambers
88
T6
na tiagobdonoso
80
T5
na TJ Ximenez
75
T5
na garbo
90
T9
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 docpotato
95
T10
na avgcrtckr
73
T10
na rudolf55
91
T8
na onetwothree
60
T7
na TheDenizen
80
T9
Hoffman gives an incredible performance in this explosive biopic about the infamous Lenny Bruce.
na JooJoo
8
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na gtrshow
88
T9
na babaracus
8
T6
na Darbicus
85
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na buser333
56
T6
na roy_walker
100
T10
na robixsmash
70
T6
na Plaza
8
T9
na Whyte Nite
50
T2
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 SomewhatItay
81
T8
na wayofthegun
70
T5
The story is fairly generic, but Hoffman gives a powerhouse performance that keeps the viewer engaged.
na IndyFilmFest
91
T8
na postmodifier
90
T9
na beyndthinfnt
74
T4
na krhunt
65
T6
na Visualice
75
T7
na coffee
79
T7
na captainjazz
80
T7
na jwhite1979
88
T9
na imdb
76
T9
na AAAutin
83
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na Weafdog
46
T9
na Bevo52
86
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na earthlydel
65
T3
na MedCityFlix
51
T4
na TroyAnderson
74
T8
na dharmabum
86
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na b4con
70
T3
na nosyparker
70
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na dkbritt85
86
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na verbals
74
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na Supecte
86
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na TonythePony
76
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na Narst
68
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na Sapphire
35
T2
na Lanhia
15
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na DMCrimson
84
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na Hailey
92
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na chiphall72
74
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na Jack_Murphy
85
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na MartinTeller
87
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na zmt311
72
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na maborosi
60
T6
na hypnotoad1
80
T6
na zex
96
T9
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 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 DougCollins
70
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na NightGoat72
70
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na keskin
81
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na DBibby
72
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na VivaLuis
90
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na Duval Spit
81
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na Freder
60
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na filmcricket
78
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na monoglot
70
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na Antares
62
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na Solid Snake
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na JangoB
89
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na laika
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na toytronicaz
80
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na ricko
85
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na Gody85
75
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na SaiSaiSai
78
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na paul_r_13
87
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na gittes
72
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na FreddieQuell
95
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na DePalma
89
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na Orion16RUS
93
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na allisoncm
60
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na mklitsch
75
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na Diogoweb
80
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na Octave
78
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na kakivsjok
80
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na harter
60
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na mikedemo
70
T6
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 Fetsch
78
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na navid erfan
70
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na Storchcom
89
T8
na fireplacer
75
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na georgia sam
87
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na pzingg
90
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na xanderbisc
60
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na jeff_v
83
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na madisalvador
80
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na RadioFreeLee
86
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na electriccafe
80
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na chrisaugust
85
T9
na cinema_hell
80
T7
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 helfen419
82
T7
na ewp1994
90
T9
na erwit
66
T5
na Ivanhoe
80
T7
na dumbjaw
74
T9
na digitalmonk
76
T6
na Mr.Ocean
80
T8
na Travisbickle
90
T8
na glumpy_99
99
T10
na childintime
85
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na sengir
81
T8
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 wizard81
74
T9
na toro913
71
T8
na djemba
90
T10
na Ocelot
75
T8
na TarantinOle
86
T10
na pl_
75
T8
na Woody92
82
T3
na eposus
70
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na camus
75
T9
na jdnolla
85
T6
na bob
71
T5
na by Devol
78
T6
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 bogancross
55
T7
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 scanoni
70
T6
na RNG
21
T3
na bal3x
80
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 Luk92
85
T9
na aaronwhat
100
T10
na coltrane
3
T3
na Jebediah
94
T7
na jakncoke
86
T9
na dzawski
66
T3
na mistercheech
90
T9
Are there any niggers here tonight? One of the most insane stories imaginable.
na welike
30
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na madiso
80
T10
na kangadoodoo
80
T10
na serhat
92
T9
na Gordon Cole
94
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na nedrifle
80
T4
na Rumplesink
65
T5
na acarolla
1
T5
na supergloo
6
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 capodelnulla
79
T6
na rohan1987
100
T6
na mark83
7
T8
na Bacchanalian
78
T7
na SirRobbie
80
T8
na blucthulhu
90
T10
na TheDiceman
65
T8
Great film.
na Dally
85
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na funkybusnss
50
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na permazorch
72
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na ZombieBuffet
75
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na FlorVdE
3
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na pristina
88
T8
na ecalder
70
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na MassiveDuck
80
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na vbm923
92
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na landsome
80
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na CMQuinn
6
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na debaser1985
70
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na Zoltan
75
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na jdb361
90
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na Wulf
70
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na fuckchops
70
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na gunesko
85
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na deadbill
98
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na Nolan
7
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na Evolution
82
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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 svenerik
65
T3
na Daffy6964
84
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na djross
75
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na WuGambino
80
T8
na volver
55
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na ozgurbakar
70
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na JJ1986
20
T1
na Warren
85
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na Bradyfan12
85
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na filmaffinity
75
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na Pingy
96
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na Holygrail2
86
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na Cinemafan91
84
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na Jerky
80
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na Grouchy
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na Gim
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