The Benefactor (2016)
Critic Consensus: The Benefactor has Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning, but no clear idea of what to do with either of them, resulting in a drama that never comes anywhere near its intriguing potential.
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Critic Reviews for The Benefactor
"A compelling portrait of a man on the verge.... Suffers from a sense of rigidity that somehow both fits its themes and stymies a greater sense of realism."
If the conclusion is a little too sunny, that's a small flaw in an otherwise compelling film about the hazards of trying to buy emotional connection.
As a memorable work of cinema, it misses every important mark by a mile.
Gere, an actor capable of great nuance, hams it up so mightily you'd think the film was sponsored by Boar's Head.
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Disappointing for two accomplished actors like Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning. The Benefactor starts with a compelling story but does nothing to expand that into a satisfactory drama, never reaching a climax nor a proper conclusion.
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