Altman (2014)


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The life and work of filmmaker Robert Altman (1925-2006) are remembered. Appearing: Bruce Willis; James Caan; Julianne Moore; Lily Tomlin; and Robin Williams.

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Critic Reviews for Altman

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Unfortunately, the straightforward film doesn't probe deeply enough to reveal the creative psyche of the remarkable filmmaker Robert Altman, whose films didn't look or sound like those of any other director. [Full review in Japanese]

Dec 19, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

This ho-hum doc about the late, great American filmmaker Robert Altman is a disappointment.

Mar 30, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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This is most interesting when it explores the least-known periods in Altman's career.

Nov 13, 2014 | Full Review…

Documentarian Ron Mann's affectionate tribute to the filmmaker Robert Altman ...

Oct 16, 2014 | Rating: 3/4

It's a tribute to Mann's film that it leads you from Altman's life back to his films, and makes you want to see them anew.

Sep 19, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Gives due credit to an inspired and prodigious maverick while also showing how often reckless good luck guided his peripatetic way.

Sep 18, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Altman

Robert Altman is a fascinating director who received training in the early days of television before becoming a director/writer/producer of feature films. This documentary about his life includes many clips from his films and many interviewees who worked with him. He was especially known for films with large ensemble casts and natural sounding overlapping dialogue, so there are an incredible number of well known celebrity faces who contribute anecdotes about Altman on and off set. A straightforward biographical documentary that is well made.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

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The most fascinating part of this documentary revolves around the early life of Robert Altman and his career prior to the breakthrough of M.A.S.H. His later career is perhaps too glossed over but this is nonetheless a fascinating look at a ground breaking director.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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