Oleanna (1994)

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David Mamet directed this screen version of his controversial two-character stage drama. John (William H. Macy) is a self-centered college professor preoccupied with his bid for tenure and negotiations for a house that he and his wife want to buy. Mary (Debra Eisenstadt), one of his students, comes by John's office after class; she's failing his course and is obviously confused by the material. Not really paying attention to her, John discusses his philosophies about education in an abstract … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: David Mamet
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 16, 2003
Runtime:
Hallmark Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for Oleanna

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Oleanna

½

A compelling, elocuent, dialogue-driven, unpretentious, well made two characters drama. Mamet's prose really works.

pier007
Pierluigi Puccini

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An interesting movie.

iLeo
Leo L

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½

A tad dry on screen. would have been interesting to see how a different director would have handled it - maybe emphasised the sensual experiences. Read the play. Good performance fom William H. Macy

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Kit X

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