Mary Poppins Returns
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A three-character, one-set chamber piece, pic lacks the bravura moments of the film version of the playwright's Glengarry Glen Ross
Mamet's strafing dialogue still hits its marks, but director Michael Corrente never manages to turn this into anything more than a static filmed play.
Dustin Hoffman channels his Ratso Rizzo character from the 1969 Midnight Cowboy.
Mesmerized by the trademark Mamet gutter poetry, Corrente directs unobtrusively and respectfully.
In this overly theatrical version, Hoffman gives a mediocre performance in a role that Al Pacino excelled with on stage. Failing to open up Mamet's play, confined to one locale--a junk store--the film is claustropobhic and dull, lacking emotional payoff
A colossal letdown that ends up running in place.
My example of a great Back Shelf Beauty
There is little sense of tension, nor any dramatically sound resolution. American Buffalo seems to end rather abruptly - but not a moment too soon
Powerful and overlooked,lost in the shuffle.
You only get a hint of how great the source material is.
What are we talking about? We're talking business!
Although the play was better, performances from Hoffman and Franz maintain interest.
Very disappointing. This is my least favourite David Mamet play and it has been translated into a poor film.
A great movie version of a great play.
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