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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)

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Lenny belongs to 27 collections
1. boobs (public: moderated by Pickpocket - 40 stars)
2. Academy Award - Oscar - Best Picture and Nominees (public: moderated by smviper00 - 27 stars)
3. Netflix Instant (public: moderated by somnivore - 26 stars)
4. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
5. Adapted from a play/based on a play (public: moderated by djross - 11 stars)
6. Best of criticker: Drama (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 8 stars)
8. List: Taschen's Movies of the Decades (public: moderated by KasperL - 5 stars)
9. Biographical (public: moderated by Spunkie - 3 stars)
10. Naked Female Dancing (your public collection - 2 stars) | remove from collection
11. Filmsite.org - Sex in the Movies, An Illustrated History (public: moderated by afx237vi - 2 stars)
12. Cannes 1975 Official Selection (public: moderated by djross - 1 star)
13. NBR Top 10 Films (public: moderated by xacviant - 1 star)
14. Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (public: moderated by Cuculiza)
15. Moviedrome: Alex Cox (public: moderated by Ag0stoMesmer)
16. About comedy and/or comedians (public: moderated by Ag0stoMesmer)
17. Djross best true story feature films (private: djross - 2 stars)
18. Ignored Films (your private collection) | remove from collection
19. Filmspotting Ratings Project: Week 21 (private: PeaceAnarchy)
21. Rated (private: giska)
22. Edgar Wright's 1000 Favorite Movies (private: coldesser)


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Date User Score
Nov 26 jerrywarton
78T9
Nov 24 ekotto ekotto
79T8
Nov 16 Ronin22
73T10
Nov 14 addeh
80T5
Nov 10 Diyavol
80T7
Oct 30 wademenard wademenard
71T8
Oct 27 TonySoprano
75T8
Oct 07 kupfertj
81T7
Sep 18 cankutozturk cankutozturk
78T8
Sep 17 KasperL KasperL
70T7
Very well put together. And a memorable performance from Dustin Hoffman.
Sep 12 Vansteph Vansteph
71T4
Aug 28 strangelime
90T8
Aug 27 ohjim86
81T6
Aug 23 Kitano7 Kitano7
95T10
Aug 04 thirdeye42
79T9
Jun 09 Niska Niska
29T4
May 18 Yiannos Yiannos
72T7
Contemporary criticism asserts this is a standard biopic: that's nonsense. The endless temporal shifts, multiple subject perspectives and the flagrant, arguably damaging, use of ellipsis places Lenny firmly outside of genre norms. Moreover, it is an actual character study which is fascinated by the way his self destructive impulses tragically informed his art and led to his early demise. Hoffman is great, but the Bergmanesque docu-drama elements seem contrived and ill fitting.
May 03 MariaMa
65T4
Apr 14 Fifien Fifien
85T10
Feb 27 aytac-ars
100T10
Feb 13 howleyt
80T6
Feb 02 rootbeercirc
87T9
Jan 31 Hakuna92
100T10
Jan 27 phoBos42
90T8
Jan 07 SandyR SandyR
90T9
Dec 31, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
39T9
Dec 24, 2015 GarthLandow
80T5
Nov 26, 2015 alexlma alexlma
8T8
Nov 10, 2015 edisontg777
81T5
Sep 27, 2015 SnoopyStyle
80T9
Aug 31, 2015 leopetolat
69T6
Aug 22, 2015 moodeuce
70T6
Aug 17, 2015 MEHRANAFSHAR MEHRANAFSHAR
73T5
Jul 26, 2015 adamja
78T9
Jun 28, 2015 cat9man cat9man
70T4
Jun 26, 2015 lesintrigant lesintrigant
80T9
Jun 19, 2015 Phil_Clowns Phil Clowns
82T9
Jun 06, 2015 Metropolitan Metropolitan
75T6
May 18, 2015 zetes
100T10
May 15, 2015 sirphibes sirphibes
82T9
May 13, 2015 FlashCallaha
60T4
May 13, 2015 preppy-3
90T9
May 10, 2015 intelearts
70T5
May 09, 2015 FlashCalahan
60T4
May 05, 2015 Lionel Hutz
76T5
Apr 29, 2015 ferguson
60T4
Apr 15, 2015 Timon88 Timon88
73T7
Dustin Hoffman does his usual good job, but all involved try to make Lenny Bruce just a bit too... noble, for lack of a better word. Bad plan.
Mar 29, 2015 nihilanth nihilanth
78T7
Mar 29, 2015 Marcastro
75T4
Mar 21, 2015 windowseat
85T8
Mar 20, 2015 BillyShears BillyShears
60T4
Dustin Hoffman’s hair will be doing a warm up set.
Mar 12, 2015 10kfilms
93T9
Mar 07, 2015 giska giska
58T10
Feb 28, 2015 Emrah1968 Emrah1968
100T10
Feb 23, 2015 gargantua gargantua
77T8
Feb 23, 2015 hsncomert hsncomert
70T8
Feb 22, 2015 Moses77
9T9
Feb 09, 2015 firebirdekb
75T8
Feb 09, 2015 Mr_Mocata Mr. Mocata
69T3
Feb 08, 2015 te18 te18
4T2
Feb 01, 2015 Evench
86T8
Jan 22, 2015 Sane
71T6
Jan 17, 2015 rkosiba31
74T8
Jan 12, 2015 Caracortada
65T8
Dec 25, 2014 zomgmouse
80T7
Dec 24, 2014 lukemanics lukemanics
80T4
Nov 22, 2014 ccbwc771
27T1
Nov 16, 2014 DocBrowne
94T10
Nov 15, 2014 mfl
77T10
Nov 12, 2014 Oktay Oktay
70T4
Oct 28, 2014 Liverpoole TarantinOle
86T10
Oct 13, 2014 RavynLoony
79T10
Oct 08, 2014 rohan1987
100T6
Sep 21, 2014 xanderbisc xanderbisc
70T9
Sep 21, 2014 Kvist
77T9
Sep 17, 2014 angela79at
70T8
Aug 06, 2014 SicilianClan SicilianClan
84T8
Aug 04, 2014 woodoo woodoo
80T5
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.
Jul 29, 2014 pl_
75T8
Jul 11, 2014 johnhuss
84T7
Jun 29, 2014 estragon
90T9
May 26, 2014 pyrosexual pyrosexual
80T7
May 06, 2014 blucthulhu
90T10
Apr 22, 2014 msignite msignite
93T9
Apr 16, 2014 djemba djemba
90T10
Apr 04, 2014 RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
86T8
Mar 05, 2014 kakivsjok kakivsjok
80T7
Feb 24, 2014 Supecte
83T9
Feb 18, 2014 PaulSandell
70T7
Feb 13, 2014 robixsmash
70T6
Feb 11, 2014 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
95T10
Jan 22, 2014 muratkrks muratkrks
70T6
Jan 05, 2014 jdnolla
85T6
Jan 01, 2014 cantaloupe
83T8
Nov 16, 2013 Lanhia
15T1
Nov 15, 2013 mklitsch
75T6
Nov 12, 2013 capodelnulla capodelnulla
79T7
Nov 03, 2013 tiagobdonoso
80T5
Sep 27, 2013 camus camus
75T9
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
100T10
Sep 07, 2013 Guernica Guernica
38T4
Aug 26, 2013 maborosi maborosi
60T6
Aug 17, 2013 Barkinson
80T10
Aug 16, 2013 monoglot
70T7
Aug 03, 2013 SickForay SickForay
85T10
Jun 24, 2013 Orion16RUS
93T10
May 03, 2013 Whyte Nite
50T2
May 01, 2013 MrOcean Mr.Ocean
80T8
Apr 28, 2013 wizard81
74T9
Apr 28, 2013 Diogoweb ()
80T7
Apr 23, 2013 oaic
95T8
Apr 04, 2013 DBibby DBibby
72T5
Mar 25, 2013 WuGambino WuGambino
80T8
Mar 14, 2013 funkybusnss funkybusnss
50T3
Mar 12, 2013 dkbritt85 dkbritt85
86T8
Mar 09, 2013 freakazoid
70T6
Feb 18, 2013 Vasily
85T9
Feb 15, 2013 gorkiana
90T8
Feb 12, 2013 Woody92 Woody92
82T4
Jan 31, 2013 finney28
70T7
Jan 16, 2013 DePalma
89T10
Jan 07, 2013 codpiece
90T10
Jan 06, 2013 Jebediah
94T7
Jan 02, 2013 dzawski
66T3
Dec 23, 2012 cinemahell cinema_hell
80T7
Dec 21, 2012 Sinemaestro Amadeus
76T9
Dec 19, 2012 themadelf66 themadelf66
79T8
Dec 14, 2012 SheWas SheWas
49T5
Nov 18, 2012 childintime childintime
85T10
Oct 24, 2012 Ronin21
84T9
Oct 22, 2012 bob bob
71T5
Oct 12, 2012 moody_mehdi moody mehdi
91T5
Oct 01, 2012 DougieD
85T7
A well-made biopic with great cinematography and acting. Did a good job of showing the life of a controversial comic.
Sep 23, 2012 ozgurbakar ozgurbakar
70T6
Sep 21, 2012 octanoid77 octanoid77
100T8
Sep 09, 2012 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
87T9
Aug 28, 2012 navid_erfan navid erfan
70T6
Aug 27, 2012 Solid_Snake Solid Snake
70T5
Aug 17, 2012 Esmerodo Esmerodo
70T5
Aug 16, 2012 verbals verbals
74T5
Aug 13, 2012 beyndthinfnt
74T4
Aug 08, 2012 FlorVdE
3T7
Jul 31, 2012 goodedward
70T7
Jul 29, 2012 toro913
71T8
Jul 26, 2012 dgeiser13
1T6
Jun 27, 2012 MedCityFlix MedCityFlix (Med City Movie Guy)
51T4
Jun 21, 2012 Wulf
70T7
Jun 15, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
75T4
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
70T6
May 19, 2012 toytronicaz
80T8
May 18, 2012 oskarhu oskarhu
82T8
May 17, 2012 elmakebabi elmakebabi
75T8
May 06, 2012 Nolan Nolan
7T6
Apr 30, 2012 Grouchy Grouchy
90T9
Apr 22, 2012 fireplacer
75T7
Apr 07, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
94T10
Mar 22, 2012 DalenQuaice Dalen_Quaice
60T8
Mar 10, 2012 Mirelurk Mirelurk
78T8
Mar 02, 2012 BartonFink
6T6
Feb 28, 2012 burksta LB94
82T8
Feb 27, 2012 Bushyman
79T7
Feb 23, 2012 Simon M.
84T8
Feb 20, 2012 Plaza
8T9
Feb 11, 2012 garbo garbo
90T9
Feb 03, 2012 pzingg
90T7
Feb 02, 2012 JJ1986 JJ1986
20T1
Feb 02, 2012 Cinemafan91
84T9
Jan 29, 2012 wayofthegun wayofthegun
70T5
The story is fairly generic, but Hoffman gives a powerhouse performance that keeps the viewer engaged.
Jan 29, 2012 Neonman Neonman
92T10
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.
Jan 23, 2012 Moribunny Moribunny
73T8
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.
Jan 18, 2012 Zeno
76T8
Jan 13, 2012 DMCrimson DMCrimson
84T9
Jan 12, 2012 xacviant
84T8
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.
Jan 06, 2012 lippecesar lippecesar
88T9
Jan 01, 2012 mostafah
78T8
Dec 08, 2011 dusticus dusticus
90T7
Dec 06, 2011 Jehan Jehan
80T6
Nov 26, 2011 Deadmarsh Deadmarsh
60T4
Nov 22, 2011 SirStuckey SirStuckey
80T8
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.
Nov 22, 2011 pristina pristina
88T8
Oct 25, 2011 rollsroyce
62T5
Oct 16, 2011 aaronwhat aaronwhat
100T10
Oct 15, 2011 Princezz Princezz
80T8
Oct 14, 2011 stuie299 stuie299
90T9
Oct 12, 2011 cbennett
80T9
Oct 11, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
72T10
Oct 04, 2011 Bacchanalian Bacchanalian
78T7
Oct 04, 2011 serhat
92T9
Sep 13, 2011 gtrshow gtrshow
88T9
Sep 12, 2011 schizotoast schizotoast
70T6
Sep 06, 2011 Duval Spit
81T5
Sep 02, 2011 JangoB JangoB
89T9
Sep 01, 2011 pomattovich
90T8
Sep 01, 2011 filmcricket
77T9
Aug 24, 2011 Luk92 Luk92
85T9
Aug 17, 2011 Ashby Ashby
79T6
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.
Aug 14, 2011 Derekstar Derekstar
70T6
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.
Aug 13, 2011 paul_r_13
87T5
Aug 06, 2011 Antares Antares
62T4
Aug 04, 2011 Freder Freder
60T5
Jul 17, 2011 Joan Of Arc
72T7
Jul 12, 2011 postmodifier postmodifier
90T9
Jun 29, 2011 helfen419 helfen419
82T7
Jun 17, 2011 rant1229 rant1229
2T3
Jun 17, 2011 mark83
7T8
Jun 17, 2011 Dean_Franz Dean Franz
95T10
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 8½, 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.
Jun 15, 2011 jakncoke jakncoke
86T9
May 29, 2011 allisoncm allisoncm
60T4
May 13, 2011 DougCollins DougCollins
70T2
May 06, 2011 Bradyfan12
85T6
Apr 17, 2011 Ocelot Ocelot
70T8
Apr 14, 2011 bogancross
55T7
Apr 07, 2011 gleeb
75T7
Apr 07, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
65T5
Apr 05, 2011 mikeparasol
90T9
Apr 03, 2011 cdalepirate
70T7
Mar 14, 2011 fuckchops fuckchops
70T7
Feb 01, 2011 ewp1994
90T9
Jan 22, 2011 mistercheech mistercheech
90T9
Are there any niggers here tonight? One of the most insane stories imaginable.
Dec 28, 2010 zmt311 zmt311
72T6
Dec 24, 2010 akjn akjn
81T9
Dec 03, 2010 by_Devol by Devol
78T6
Nov 29, 2010 earthlydel
65T3
Nov 05, 2010 wetwillies wetwillies
95T9
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.
Oct 27, 2010 screentime
81T9
Oct 21, 2010 glumpy99 glumpy_99
99T10
Oct 20, 2010 Jerky Jerky
80T10
Sep 27, 2010 Al Chambers
88T6
Sep 25, 2010 babaracus babaracus
8T7
Sep 21, 2010 Daffy6964 Daffy6964
84T8
Sep 19, 2010 jwhite1979
88T9
Sep 17, 2010 onetwothree
60T7
Sep 07, 2010 Exaybachay Exaybachay
92T10
Aug 30, 2010 Mechatigger
100T10
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.
Aug 27, 2010 Abba Abba
92T10
Aug 21, 2010 ecalder ecalder
70T8
Aug 09, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
76T8
Aug 02, 2010 AAAutin AAAutin
81T10
Jul 22, 2010 eposus eposus
70T7
Jul 12, 2010 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
80T3
Jul 05, 2010 Dery Dery
80T9
Jun 14, 2010 deadbill
98T9
Jun 12, 2010 ianlarson
98T8
May 23, 2010 GordonBombay GordonBombay
91T10
Dustin is great as trailbrazing stand up comic Lenny Bruce.
Apr 07, 2010 Bevo52 Bevo52
86T8
Apr 07, 2010 buser333 buser333
56T6
Apr 06, 2010 sirius sirius
64T3
Mar 27, 2010 billkerwin billkerwin
84T7
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.
Mar 23, 2010 olimax
78T6
Mar 05, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
83T10
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