Being a big John Cazale fan, I had my hopes set high for this tribute to his short career, but I was very disappointed to find a lazy and surprisingly shallow remembrance of the actor five performances rather than a serious look into his craft and life. What this is, essentially, is a series of interviews of some great actors that worked alongside him and some that have been inspired by his work since, from Meryl Streep (his close friend and lover) to Al Pacino to Robert De Niro to Francis Ford Coppola to Sidney Lumet to Steve Buscemi. It's a remarkable group of artists, but they all seem to just overlap and echo each other. I already know Cazale was a great actor, I have eyes and ears and I have seen his films. While I listened to these talented people simply describe scenes he was in while director Richard Shepard played said scenes over the top, I ached to hear something else, some unique insight or unshared stories from the man's personal life. Sadly, there was little to none of that, and I don't feel that I walked away from the documentary knowing anything I didn't know before- and I'm not specifically well-read on John Cazale or anything. At the very least, the film is a good introduction to the actor for people who aren't as familiar with his work, or know him only as Fredo, the smallest and most timid Corleone. He truly is one of the most interesting and underrated actors of the 1970s, or, for that matter, ever, and he deserves some recognition. Unfortunately, this short tribute only really scratches the surface.