Am i the only one who thinks........Average?
A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.
The acting in this movie is really good.
what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.
Single star rating due to unavailability of negative rating.
So i gave it a ten. not that that'll make up for the ones that didn't like it.
this movie, imo, is flawless...and surprising. it has moments of writing brilliance, PERfectly portrayed. it's VERY easy to see why pacino picked this role. even holly hunter was different than anything(not much) i've seen her in in the last 10 years...a nice change. that's all i'm going to say about this except that i got up outta bed after the movie was over, turned on this heap and waited for it to fire up JUST so that i could write this...i doubt, these years later, anyone will read it. but it deserved to be said...this movie is an indie movie lover's dream...
David Gordon Green continues to be one of the best directors of our time, and one of the most underrated.Every movie of his-with the exception of Your Highness-is terrific in its own way, and Manglehorn is no exception.In Greece it was the only one of the three movies with Al Pacino this year that didn't make it to the theaters, and when it appeared in DVD I ran to have it and watch it.I was rewarded.Green is a master director whose art is not pretension but pure poetry.All of his films are elegies that take us closer to the heart of humanity, and his craft is so admirable that he can change mood and technique from film to film without changing character. He is really one of the few auters in the contemporary American cinema;in fact, I believe that to consider his films in the general context of indie movies is not fair at all.I also think that it is a disgrace that he is never a candidate for the Oscars- although I suspect he mustn't be that interested-and Manglehorn is a film that would deserve at least a nomination-if not the prize-for the best direction of the year. I won't say anything about the plot;I will just mention the homage to Blow up(Antonioni's)at the end, with a somehow different context. An oasis for our regard!
Perhaps this isn't your typical Al Pacino movie, but just to see the man on the screen is incredible. He can take any role and make it fascinating. It was a pretty simple sorry with a very complicated character. An older man who was trying to start all over again, which could be hard for even the young at heart. He does a good job of showing us how eccentric the character has become. From the cats, to the meetings with Holly Hunter.I would recommend watching it if you are an Al Pacino fan and see a different side to the legend. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at his sheer skill especially since most of the movie revolves around him.