Promoter Reviews

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TIME Magazine
July 17, 2014
The Promoter is a sprightly spoof that gives Alec Guinness a role ideally suited to his deadpan comedy talents.
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
July 17, 2014
Neame and his players inject this with plenty of wit, distracting one from the Horatio Alger cliches.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
The principal character in Arnold Bennett's novel The Card... provides a made-to-measure part for Alec Guinness in a capital performance.
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Paul Taylor
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Complacent class-based British comedy.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
The Promoter, while vastly amusing in spots, is not a first-rate Guinness show.