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100
Delightfully comic - and the funniest moments are rich in meaning - A Man of No Importance is laced with memorable scenes.
80
This is full to brimming with doleful pathos and a potent cast.
78
Finney's portrayal of Alfie is heartbreaking in its naïveté about his own desires, yet he also brings to the character an unbridled joy in life's basic pleasures.
75
Boston Globe
Albert Finney's name on a cast list is a guarantee of pleasure, and there's much to savor besides in Suri Krishnamma's A Man of No Importance. [03 Feb 1995]
75
[Krishnamma] gives the story a dimension of pent-up anguish and melancholy.
75
The only thing of real importance in A Man of No Importance is Albert Finney's performance.
63
The movie operates at the level of a literate sitcom, in which the dialogue is smart and the characters are original, but the outcome and most of the stops along the way are preordained.
63
USA Today
The movie has more on its mind than its delicate frame can handle, but Finney remains an actor of importance and prodigious charm. [27 Dec 1994]
63
Chicago Tribune
Director Suri Krishnamma, depends on Finney for its power. His great performance carries the film over its shallow spots, its wish fulfillment, its pull toward caricature. [03 Feb 1995]
63
There are moments of genuine humor in the film, but Finney virtually sucks the oxygen out of the story, and even tempered pros like Gambon and Fricke can do little to save it.

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