About Schmidt Reviews
Jack Nicholson puts in an amazing performance in the lead role, and shows he can play vunerable characters too, rather than just over-confident tough guys.
Saw this on 20/7/16
A poorly written story is saved almost entirely by Nicholson and some comdey here and there.Ultimately the film is forgettable, which is its worst defect.
Jack Nicholson proves us yet again that he truly is one of the best actors to have ever lived, even as an old man he still shines with this brilliantly nuanced and subtle performance.
The story is touching, the detail is impeccable, the score is truly affecting, and the cinematography is seamless. There really isnt alot to complain about it, except the marketing flaws and maybe the slow pace this movie has, which bothered a lot of people, but not me, i thought it was perfect for a movie about an old man, just like i think the slow-pace in a movie like ''The Straight Story'' where the pace of the movie is truly as fast as Mr. Straight's lawn mower. Which was perfect.
All in all ''About Schmidt'' is a beautiful character study with yet another great performance by late and great Jack Nicholson