Reviews

May 30, 2016
In the end, 'The Humbling' is one of those movies where the "plot" is far less interesting than what the movie is "about" - and in this case, it's about acting in general and Al Pacino in particular.
Jan 29, 2015
This is Pacino's best film performance in years. In playing an actor who has lost the art of fooling himself, he reveals with mordant wit the terrors of diminished capacity. To watch him do it is a master class.
Jan 26, 2015
"The Humbling" reveals an ominous gulf between the director and his theme ...
Jan 23, 2015
Pacino excels in "The Humbling," a complex drama which seems, almost, tailor-made for the actor.
Jan 23, 2015
Pacino gives a refreshingly quiet and understated performance with poignant moments of vulnerability. It is the most consistent factor in a film that is frustratingly inconsistent.
Jan 23, 2015
An unusually charming dark comedy about an actor teetering on the edges of reality, fantasy and career.
Jan 22, 2015
The movie is too shrewd to qualify as a jeremiad, but underneath the comedy are boiling undercurrents of anger and despair.
Jan 22, 2015
If you liked Birdman, you also might like seeing Al Pacino playing a delusional, indeed hallucinatory, actor trying to save his soul and his onstage career in the sort-of-comedy The Humbling. Or you might not.
Jan 22, 2015
The Humbling is frisky and buoyant, with laughs that bubble up unpredictably, often when you least expect them.
Jan 22, 2015
"The Humbling" is not quite a renaissance, but the scrappy effort sizzles with wit and energy more often than it falters.
Jan 22, 2015
At times, "The Humbling" seems as though it's hovering in place, with little forward movement or variation. It is not at all times compelling, and sometimes it's dull.
Jan 22, 2015
Pacino in low doses can be fulsome, and this is 10,000 cc's of super-concentrated Al ...
Jan 21, 2015
With all the talent on tap - including screenwriter Buck Henry, who worked with Michal Zebede to adapt Philip Roth's 2009 novel - you'd think we'd get something better than this outdated indulgence.
Jan 21, 2015
Philip Roth's original ending is cranked up to 11, flattening the more interesting contours of Al Pacino's performance into a martyr's desperate plea for an audience's love.
Jan 21, 2015
Be forewarned: It is dreadful.
Jan 21, 2015
Levinson and Pacino's willingness to explore the creakier end of life isn't a drawback; it's what gives The Humbling its bittersweet vitality.
Jan 20, 2015
The only upside here is the acting... The rest is an irredeemable mess.
Jan 20, 2015
Uneven but captivating.
Jan 16, 2015
All of the actors are at their comic peak.
Dec 4, 2014
If you can adjust to the film's uneven rhythms and often illusory vibe, there's a treasure trove of off-kilter humor, affecting pathos and first-class acting to be savored.