Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Reviews
Chuck Barris is a successful TV producer and presenter. Behind this fašade lurks a secret - he is a CIA assassin.
George Clooney's directorial debut, and it's a great one. (Also worth noting that the screenplay was written by Charlie Kaufman, of Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Adaptation fame). Excellent movie, mixing humour and drama. Plot is superb - you're kept guessing at what is real and what is not, and where it all will lead.
The movie, however, is made by the acting of Sam Rockwell. His performance is mind-blowingly brilliant.
Great cast but parts of the movie lagged.
Often inventively captured by George Clooney in the director's chair, 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind benefits from his talent and some good performances to overcome its narrative flaws and the general lack of connection I felt whilst watching it.
Saw this on 20/8/16
Boring and poorly scripted. The film starts off well but soon Clooney loses the style and succumbs to self indulgence. Rockwell is ok, but the only sympathetic character here is that of Barrymore's.