Punchline Reviews

September 26, 2017
As someone who prefers her comedy with a side of melancholy, I'd say that the performance from Tom Hanks alone makes this a worthwhile watch.
August 23, 2016
Though Punchline defies the Hollywood penchant for producing either pure comedy or straight drama, its view of those with the guts to stand before an audience and dare them to laugh is oddly uplifting.
March 23, 2008
Unfunny, at times morose, comedy-drama about standup comics.
March 1, 2008
August 7, 2005
July 16, 2005
May 27, 2005
August 11, 2004
January 9, 2004
August 22, 2003
July 19, 2003
A movie that engages us with its distinctive blend of humor and heartbreak
February 19, 2003
January 9, 2003
December 5, 2002
Enjoyable thanks to three fantastic performances, a handful of fairly amusing moments, and an interesting glimpse behind the scenes of the stand-up comedy industry.
October 17, 2002
July 26, 2002
January 1, 2000
The problem may be that the movie isn't nearly tough enough. It needs to be more hard-boiled, more merciless in its dissection of egos, more perceptive about the cutthroat nature of show business.