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February 1, 2019
The best inspiring movie ever made!
December 20, 2018
Have you ever seen someone being left out based on their looks? If so have you ever felt like the way they've been treated you wanted to do something about it? Then this movie is for you. This movie is about a teenager who has a massive deformity and his biker gang mother. They both try to live normal lives as possible under the circumstances of happiness. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich and the main stars of this movie are Sam Elliot who plays as the mother's boyfriend (Gar). Eric Stoltz who plays like the kid who is deformed (Rocky Dennis) and Cher who you may know as the famous singer, but she plays as Rocky's mother (Rusty Dennis). On the other hand, this movie has won an Oscar. Another two wins and seven nominations. In some parts of the movie, it may be a little dull but the movie has a great meaning behind it about just because people look at you different you can still achieve in many ways. This movie may even make you feel poignant and empathy for Rocky because there was one part when the carnival ticket taker says ‚ (not intending to let Rocky ride the bumper cars) You can ride kid, but I can't take the blame for what happens to re here. ‚ This movie is very marvelous, satisfying, powerful, and inspiring. Also, in my opinion, this is one of the best classics you will watch about a kid with a deformity. This can also connect with people in real life that has this problem but no matter how you look you just gotta keep going. In addition to this movie, it relates to other movies like the movie Wonder that's also about a little kid who is deformed. Overall this movie is biography and drama. Its rated PG-13 and for a rating, I would give it a B+.
September 16, 2018
A touching Drama and love story
November 6, 2017
Engaging and powerful with mind blowing performances from Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott & Dennis Burkley, this film can bring me to tears today like it did 32 years ago. It is a triumph for Bogdanovich.
October 19, 2017
Moving and extremely well acted true story of a young man with a genetic disorder that causes his face to keep growing. Stoltz gives us a character that is fully realized. His bravery and humanity is inspiring. Cher also shines.
July 22, 2017
Just a beautiful well acted film with fantastic music Cannot wait to see it again
June 7, 2017
10 out of 10:

Well acted, heartwarming, and funny, Mask truly captures the struggles of a man with deformities.
December 13, 2016
A really sad movie to watch but an amazing movie
½ September 17, 2016
At times heartwarming but more often heartbreaking story of Rocky Dennis, a teen with a disease that causes facial disfigurement. Works on the back of good, and believable, characters. Two hours but worth the time investment.
½ August 2, 2016
Mask (1985) C-120m. ??? 1/2 D: Peter Bogdanovich. Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott. Stimulating look at struggling but fearless mother and her teenage son with a major skull deformity, and their attempts to live normally even with the ugly circumstances. Director Bogdanovich and writer Anna Hamilton Phelan wisely focus on the mother and son relationship instead of linger on the discriminating obvious; result is a powerful, rewarding, and ultimately unforgettable movie experience--not to be missed. Stoltz is totally remarkable as the boy, but Cher steals the picture. Oscar winner for Best Makeup. Director's cut runs 127min. Panavision.
March 1, 2016
such a beautiful story, well deserved oscar for the makeup achievements in 1985!
½ January 22, 2016
Overlong. There are a bunch of scenes that do not need to be there whatsoever. But Eric Stoltz is really good, and Cher is sparingly great, and Sam Elliott is the man. And Laura Dern's really good in it too. Worth watching.
September 21, 2015
Let us not forget the other greatest "Rocky" in film history. Although unlike the boxer, Rocky Dennis was a real person. Eric Stoltz brilliantly conveys every necessary emotion despite his face. His face...the one thing that made Rocky different from the rest of the world. Doctors said he wouldn't live past diapers, that he'd be retarded, deaf, dumb, blind, etc. but he was none of these things. He was a shining testament to kindness and generosity, perseverance and bravery, humor and humility. Cher is phenomenal as Rocky's mother Rusty. She loves her son more than anything in the world-even herself. This is not a tear jerker. When the time comes to cry, the tears will fall free and easily, as anybody who knows the real story of Rocky Dennis knows how it all ends. But what a shining portrait of an extraordinary young man. He didn't live long, but he lived large, and he will never be forgotten.
September 21, 2015
Neither too depressing nor overly sweet or light-hearted, Mask mines it's real life story for some very real drama characterized greatly in performances by Eric Stoltz and Cher.
July 3, 2015
One of the greatest dramas of all time! The appearance of our protagonist just makes you stop, and as the old saying goes "Don't judge a book by it's cover" and you'll discover that there is a huge heart, and intelligence which is just so damn good! One great definition of the 80's. A drama that shouldn't be missed!
June 1, 2015
There are some darlin' nieces and nephews of mine, who have never seen this movie. It's a must see...for reasons beyond my description capabilities. Coty, John, Jay and Ali...this is a lifechanger.
May 4, 2015
it is tne most awesome
March 24, 2015
The movie raises you up and then takes your feet out from under you.....when Rocky didn't wake up I lost it.One of 85s best.
January 20, 2015
Alejada de los tipicos cliches que tienen este tipo de peliculas sobre la discriminaciòn , Mask sale airosa por la direcciòn de Bogdanovich y las actuaciones de Cher y Eric Stolz , recomendable.
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