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A Russian Jewish girl (Christina Ricci) is separated from her father in 1927 and escapes to England, where she's rechristened Suzie. She grows up to be a singer in a Parisian theater populated by a glamorous Russian dancer (Cate Blanchett), an egotistical Italian tenor (John Turturro) and a handsome Gypsy horseman (Johnny Depp). When the Nazis invade France, however, Suzie's life is suddenly in danger, and she attempts to flee to the United States, where her father moved years earlier.

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Critic Reviews for The Man Who Cried

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Audience Reviews for The Man Who Cried

  • Sep 25, 2011
    The actors in this film constantly look as if they're befuddled, doing their best to interpret Sally Potter's obtuse writing and directing style.
    Brett W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    This is a fairly basic Nazis = bad film. There's not much in the way of political acumen, and the characters and their storylines never escape from basic types. The acting is good until the characters begin the worst lip synching in film history. Potter's dialogue is fairly stilted, but the art direction and cinematography is good. As a whole, the film needed to escape cliche and take greater advantage of its cast, all of whom are capable of strong, nuanced performances.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Aug 25, 2009
    Gloriously flamboyant and emotionally camp exploration of cultural assimilation. Christina Ricci is fabulously passive and unmoved by proceedings as is an equally understated Johnny Depp. Cate Blanchett chews scenery with panache, and Sacha Vierny's camerawork is exquisite.
    hawk l Super Reviewer
  • Jul 27, 2009
    Hard to understand what some of the characters are saying or singing and a little slow in parts.
    Nikki M Super Reviewer

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