American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978)
Critic Reviews for American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince
There is a party atmosphere to the telling of these stories, as Mr. Prince holds forth in a smoke-filled room with a group of friends, Mr. Scorsese among them. But the film maker's conviviality takes on an element of regret.
It's not just in the hot tub that Scorsese wishes to separate himself from this guy.
It looks suspiciously like another demonstration of his awe of violence that makes some of Taxi Driver look immature.
American Boy is ultimately unable to overcome the biggest obstacle to its ongoing success - which is Prince himself...
[Prince] seems to be one unexceptional rapaciously beady-eyed hanger-on.
Audience Reviews for American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince
An entertaining and exciting documentary of the dangerous pass of Steven Prince, friend of Scorsese, ex-manager of Neil Diamond and ex-addict. American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince, is a rare piece of art, a cult work, that bring a little know character, but that inspire a lot of others filmmakers with him storys of his shocking life. Fresh.
A peculiar documentary featuring Steven Prince telling Martin Scorsese his often hilarious experiences, a series of stumbles with drugs and law. Recollections that include a Marihuana-Gorilla bit, Jack the Cop, a drug bust; the revival of a woman after an overdose, which was later taken by Quentin Tarantino for 'Pulp Fiction'; and another bit that was taken by Richard Linklater for 'Waking Life' Guaranteed entertainment.
Scorsese films ex-addict-adventurer Steven Prince telling stories to his friends; Prince gets laughs, and hides how he is shaken up and amazed he survived...for what? for whatever comes next is the best answer he has
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