as Paul Shaw
as Jon Rubin
as Lloyd Clay
as Pop Artist
as Bronx Secretary
as `Rat' Magazine Vendor
as Earl Roberts
as Bookstore Manager
as Mystic Date
as Smut Peddler
as Blonde at Party and Park
as TV News Correspondent
as Vietnamese Girl
Critic Reviews for Greetings
Most of it is strained and unfunny, with some generous nudity for nudity's sake and a hip sprinkling of four-letter words.
What holds the film together is not its plot (there isn't one) but its attitude, its general instinct for what is funny in our society.
It's all served up with good humor, self-indulgence, a touch of wit, and once in a while a fine satirical relish.
With the mission statement of setting out to make something akin to Jean-Luc Godard's '60s work, De Palma's third feature, Greetings, still feels surprisingly his own.
Audience Reviews for Greetings
Sometimes clever and funny, but DePalma's Greetings presents a lot of unfunny, unecessary and boring scenes; very dumb and no prespective to make somebody laugh with the poor screenplay. De Niro, however, show a nice acting. Greetings it's in my list of the most disappoint films that I ever saw. Rotten.
Almost too relevant for its own good, this is a hauntingly realistic interpretation of life in the 60s. It consists of draft dodging techniques, clues to the Kennedy assassination and making low budget porn. Following three friends, you really get a sense of what it was like to be a guy in his 20s at the brink of the Vietnam War. Itâ€™s a subject that you donâ€™t often see that much in film, but this does it so well that I donâ€™t see the need to do it anywhere else. Brian De Palma presents a very experimental looking film that takes the camera places it doesnâ€™t usually go. With a series of jump cuts, odd focus changes and panning, youâ€™re being given a lens that wasnâ€™t typical of the time period. It also happens to be Robert De Niroâ€™s first starring role and an amazing one at that. Jon Rubin is an intellectual peeping tom that uses his manipulation skills to lure girls and film them stripping nude.
A quirky early film for De Niro, where it doesn?t really give his acting skills chance to shine through and yet, it is strangely intriguing. It feels like the type of movie which could have developed a Cult following, being an either love it or hate it type of film and yet I?m guessing as a lesser known title, this didn?t seem to be the case.
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