Lenny Reviews

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December 10, 2019
Most damaging of all... is that the film lacks a coherent potnt of view.
July 24, 2019
Bob Fosse has recreated a perfect atmosphere for Lenny Bruce. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 5, 2018
Few films before Lenny are so ingeniously edited, and yet because the jumpy style has become so familiar in film and television, we no longer appreciate how innovative the approach of Fosse and his film editor, Alan Heim, was.
April 29, 2018
Dustin Hoffman, good as he is in the title role, is never quite permitted to put together an organic, three-dimensional character.
December 18, 2017
'Lenny' is a lousy movie about a comedian but it's a great film about a toxic marriage.
April 4, 2015
Valerie Perrine delivers a heartbreaking performance, one which earned her the Best Actress prize at Cannes as well as Best Supporting Actress awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review.
March 19, 2009
As helmed by Fosse and interpreted by Dustin Hoffman, Lenny is too fragmented and episodic to illuminate the controversial comedian but it's a personal, prophetic film, offering insights into the real life and death of Bob Fosse as a filmmaker.
February 29, 2008
April 6, 2006
His performance may feel too Actors Studio at times, but he radiates his broad-spectrum intensity until Lenny becomes something of a Dustin Hoffman film festival in miniature.
October 10, 2005
April 7, 2005
February 11, 2004
Well done, but somehow lifeless biopic.
January 7, 2004
A bravura turn by Hoffman, plus Fosse's kinetic direction make this an unforgettable biography.
August 29, 2003
April 23, 2003
Dustin Hoffman succesfully transmits to screen some of the rage of Lenny Bruce, a hard role to digest and project.
January 17, 2003
A sturdy biopic with a fine Dustin Hoffman performance.
January 16, 2003
November 4, 2002
July 26, 2002
July 26, 2002
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