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Charting the career of theatrical playwright Terrence McNally, whose award-studded resume includes cultural and gender-bending hits such as "Ragtime," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "Master Class," and "Frankie and Johnnie."

Cast & Crew

Bryan Cranston
John Steinbeck
Voice
Dan Bucatinsky
Dr. Jason Pepper
Voice
Jeff Kaufman
Screenwriter
Marcia Ross
Producer
Jay Alix
Executive Producer
Una Jackman
Executive Producer
Buddy Steves
Executive Producer
Jordan Black
Cinematographer
Autumn Eakin
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Anthony Lucido
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (1)

  • A predictably starry, rather standard, but satisfying overview of a prodigious career that is still going full-steam as the writer nears his ninth decade.

    August 28, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This lively Kickstarter-funded tribute endorses that fellowship with admiration and gratitude.

    June 25, 2018 | Full Review…
  • McNally's life has the sweep of an epic novel, except that the novel's inevitable movie version could never have as much star power as his life did.

    April 26, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Every Act of Life is a very entertaining and sometimes illuminating documentary about Terrence McNally, one of the most prolific and underappreciated playwrights of our time.

    April 25, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Here the interviews make the film, but the mood of it gives it a warm feeling while remaining very New York City. The film has a feeling, a personality of its own, making it a very easy to watch documentary ...

    April 12, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • For theatre fans, this is essential viewing - and for those of you like me, who shamefully don't watch as many plays as they should, this is still well worth a look.

    October 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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