Masked and Anonymous (2003)



Critic Consensus: Unintelligible and self-indulgent Bob Dylan vehicle.

Movie Info

Set somewhere, sometime in an unnamed country, torn by civil war with unclear battle lines, impresario Uncle Sweetheart is scheming to find a headliner for a benefit concert. The purpose of the concert is unclear and the charity that the profits go to is its promoter's pockets. Nina Veronica is the veteran TV producer whose job it is to make sure that the concert is an international spectacle--yet her task is impossible to achieve. And when Uncle Sweetheart manages to get the iconic cult star … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some language and brief violence)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rene Fontaine, Sergei Petrov
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 17, 2004
Box Office: $0.1M
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as Jack Fate

as Tom Friend

as Uncle Sweetheart

as Nina Veronica

as Bobby Cupid

as Pagan Lace

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as Oscar Vogel

as Animal Wrangler

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as Desk Clerk

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as Mrs.Brown's daughter

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as Government Soldier

as Bus Driver

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as Young Jack Fate

as Mrs.Brown

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Critic Reviews for Masked and Anonymous

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (32)

A strong contender for the worst movie of the century.

November 9, 2003
New York Post
Top Critic

Far from the greatest story ever told.

October 3, 2003
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Absolutely no saving graces here.

October 3, 2003
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

A fascinating mess.

Full Review… | September 26, 2003
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

The stellar but misguided cast ... is simply painful to watch as the doomed vehicle it's trapped in comes whistling toward a fiery crash landing.

September 5, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

A fascinating, vexing, indulgent, visionary, pretentious, mesmerizing pop culture curio.

Full Review… | September 5, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Masked and Anonymous

Another movie that not many people seem to have heard of or seen. A low budget one week wonder shot by the BBC with a charitable cast that reportedly worked for free, I can guarantee that you have never seen a movie quite like this one. Bordering on a metaphorical bio-pic of my hero Bob Dyaln (Jack Fate) and hovering above the apocalyptic backdrop of a war torn (supposedly third world) country, Masked and Anonymous analyses the true nature of human behaviour. Starring Mickey Rourke, Jeff Bridges, Bob Dylan, Ed Harris, Luke Wilson, Val Kilmer and John Goodman just to name a few, this film is disturbing real and aside from Bob singing through out, sometimes in English and sometimes in Spanish, this movie is acceptionally memorable and deserving of praise that it rarely receives.

Unknown Hobo

Super Reviewer


Strange, allegorical film about the state of politics in America... I think. Almost defies review.

Steve B.

Super Reviewer


Painfully boring and tedious, in spite of an impressive cast of actors. I had a hard time getting through the whole film, and to add insult to injury, Bob Dylan sings. Why, if you can't sing or even hit the right notes, would you become a singer? It'sd like a blind person becoming a proof reader. His voice is dreadful.

James Higgins

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