American Buffalo (1996)



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Movie Info

Based on a 1975 play by David Mamet, this drama follows the story of second-hand store owner Don Dubrow. When a sly customer buys a valuable Buffalo-head nickel for next to nothing, Don, his protege Bobby, and neighborhood weasel Teach contrive a plan to steal it back.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: David Mamet
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 23, 2001
Hallmark Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for American Buffalo

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (13)

A three-character, one-set chamber piece, pic lacks the bravura moments of the film version of the playwright's Glengarry Glen Ross

Full Review… | April 29, 2005
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Entertainment Weekly
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Globe and Mail
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Detroit News
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Dustin Hoffman channels his Ratso Rizzo character from the 1969 Midnight Cowboy.

Full Review… | October 1, 2010
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Audience Reviews for American Buffalo


A great movie version of a great play.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

Very disappointing. This is my least favourite David Mamet play and it has been translated into a poor film.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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What are we talking about? We're talking business!

matt sigur

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