He Was a Quiet Man (2007)




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Bob Maconel is about to have a bad day. Another eight hours of sitting in a dull gray cubicle, ignored by his co-workers, existing in a world where he feels completely out of sync. On this particularly bad day, Bob crosses the line from potential killer to inadvertent hero and in the process saves Venessa's life. This invisible nobody saves the object of his desire only to have her ask him to end her life.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Frank A. Cappello, Frank Cappello
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On DVD: Dec 7, 2007
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

With the right audience He Was a Quiet Man might well play as black comedy. But Slater, disappearing into his role, brings a note of earnest desperation to his performance that's hard to laugh at, and hard to look away from.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Seattle Times
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Slater does well to soften the lines of his no-hoper caricature, but writer-director Cappello steers his film to nowhere particularly memorable.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Time Out
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Imagine Marty if Marty had turned out to be the Unabomber and you'll have the gist of writer-director Frank Cappello's oddly compelling, pitch-black comedy.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
L.A. Weekly
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He's [Christian Slater] still a capable actor, but seems to be having as much trouble finding good scripts as his Heathers co-star Winona Ryder.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
New York Post
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Cappello's brilliant script and expert storytelling would merely be interesting if anyone other than Christian Slater had been cast as Bob Maconel.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007

He Was a Quiet Man devolves near the end, but it has enough memorable moments (a comic-turned-horrible karaoke sequence is a highlight) to merit a cautious recommendation.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007

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