Long Day's Journey into Night Reviews

  • Mar 31, 2015

    Incredible acting, but it gave me a headache. Every character was screwed up to the point of overkill, which I gather was the point. It was like a marathon of drama queens, each getting at least one, if not four chances, to emote to the point of hysteria. Jack Lemmon certainly impressed, as did an untethered, Brando-like Kevin Spacy. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for this much melodrama.

    Incredible acting, but it gave me a headache. Every character was screwed up to the point of overkill, which I gather was the point. It was like a marathon of drama queens, each getting at least one, if not four chances, to emote to the point of hysteria. Jack Lemmon certainly impressed, as did an untethered, Brando-like Kevin Spacy. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for this much melodrama.

  • Pamela D Super Reviewer
    Feb 01, 2009

    Long winded as always, autobiographical with license, and what can I say? I love Eugene. His work is tedious but so devastatingly true, like standing naked in front of a mirror.

    Long winded as always, autobiographical with license, and what can I say? I love Eugene. His work is tedious but so devastatingly true, like standing naked in front of a mirror.

  • Dec 01, 2008

    Fascinating movie about the mind and the way people interact.

    Fascinating movie about the mind and the way people interact.

  • Jan 03, 2008

    Kevin Spacey. . .YES!!!

    Kevin Spacey. . .YES!!!

  • Sep 26, 2007

    Outstanding performances highlight this televised version of the 1986 stage triumph of Eugene O'Neill's electrifying play about a family whose lives continuously crumble with each hour in one day. Lemmon is brilliant as the patriarch, a faded matinee idol; Leslie, as a dope addict; Spacey, exceptional as a drunken loafer and Gallagher as the youngest son, stricken with consumption. Passionate acting, superb pacing and top notch direction make this extraordinary production worth the watch.

    Outstanding performances highlight this televised version of the 1986 stage triumph of Eugene O'Neill's electrifying play about a family whose lives continuously crumble with each hour in one day. Lemmon is brilliant as the patriarch, a faded matinee idol; Leslie, as a dope addict; Spacey, exceptional as a drunken loafer and Gallagher as the youngest son, stricken with consumption. Passionate acting, superb pacing and top notch direction make this extraordinary production worth the watch.