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½ March 24, 2016
While it's fun to see many famous actors in the film, it is a sleeper. The only redeeming aspect is the appearance of actress Ingrid Boulting as the mysterious and attractive Kathleen Moore. It's a good movie to watch if you're folding laundry.
½ December 3, 2015
Interesting side of De Niro which kind of has to be seen.
April 22, 2015
good bio-pic of MGM chairman Irving Thalberg
½ January 3, 2015
It was a challenge to not fall asleep. Terrible movie although the acting wasn't as terrible as everything else
May 23, 2014
One misguided movie. DeNiro did the best he could, and Theresa Russell stole her scenes, but I felt sorry for the actors. Weak script; mechanical direction.
½ March 21, 2014
You may expect a bit more from a movie starring Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson but this is so slowly moving and at times quite a bore. The scene when Jack and Robert play together is memorable nonetheless.
March 4, 2014
F.Scott Fitzgerald Novel played by De Niro, of course I loved it.But I believe Kirk Douglas Did this Movie too, maybe a slightly different title, & it was even better.The Carperbaggers, I believe
November 9, 2013
Snooze-A-Palooza, I'm sorry.
September 29, 2013
Great cast can't save boring story!
½ September 12, 2013
I thought this movie moved along at a glacial pace and ultimately suffered for it. There were some nice moments though.
½ August 18, 2013
Elia Kazan now admits that he directed this adaptation, his last Hollywood film, for the money. Unfortunately, it looks it.
½ August 17, 2013
I suppose some part of America are gentile

A movie producer that is exceptional at what he does quickly becomes a rising young star as a youth. He obtains the girl of his dreams who stands by his side but they are never married. The producer becomes obsessive compulsive about his projects and his life slowly falls apart despite all of his millions. Can the producer hold onto his true love or will that life fall apart also?

"I do hope we'd meet again."
"I'd be sorry if we didn't."

Elia Kazan, director of On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, East of Eden, Splendor in the Grass, A Face in the Crowd, Baby Doll, and Pinky, delivers The Last Tycoon. The storyline for this film is pretty good but delivered in a methodical manner with a script that is okay but a step down from most of Kazan's work. The cast is brilliant and includes Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis, and John Carradine.

"I think it's great of you to build a house for me without even knowing what I look like."

I DVR'd this picture due to its amazing cast and I looked forward to seeing how Kazan used them. Unfortunately, the film was too slow and I did not find the main character overly compelling. I felt the film was dry and a bit stale and one of my least favorite Kazan works. I'd skip this film.

"I'm dangerous when I am drunk."

Grade: C
½ March 10, 2013
This should have been so good. and it is. its just that; the love story wich takes up most of the middle part of the movie, is of no interest at all, even as its supposed to be the motor of the story, it takes away from it. everything else is terrific, the writers guild storyline is compelling, all the jeanne Moreau scenes are priceless, and Robert Mitchum is just awesome in there... so why did it have to waste 45 minutes having sex on the beach with a cardboard lady caracter that has no appeal apart from prettiness. If i could erase the middle part, id give this movie 4.5. but i cant.
½ September 29, 2012
The Film of Tycoons; Kazan, Pinter, De Niro, Curtis and Nicholson.
½ June 4, 2012
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disappointed in love
i don't want to lose you.
December 20, 2011
Good, but improvements were needed.
December 15, 2011
There's a scene in a movie directed by Elia Kazan that stars Deniro and Nicholson in their respective primes playing a heated game of ping pong. The movie is an adaptation of an F. Scott Fitzgerald book. It's not a very good movie. Go figure.
½ November 28, 2011
What a great movie, terrific performances and pretty moving and funny at some times, DeNiro is brilliant!
Super Reviewer
October 16, 2011
76 remake by Elia Kazan...
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