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In a film that’s a marked improvement on some of his other recent releases, Pacino plays a locksmith trudging mournfully through an America he no longer understands
Related: Al Pacino's Manglehorn wins appeal to scrap R rating
Perhaps it’s inevitable that actors with a career as venerated as Al Pacino’s slip into revery. The stage has his heart. His films – when they come – smartly play on the legend. Other recent releases (Wilde Salomé, Danny Collins, The Humbling) have seen the 75-year-old give creative ennui a nod and a wink. Manglehorn is a more sage assessment of a talent maturing with age.
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- Henry Barnes
★★★★☆ The shrouded world of the stage proved very much the theme of last year's Venice Film Festival. Director Barry Levinson's Philip Roth adaptation The Last Act (2014) is a bird of an entirely different feather to the screwball antics of She's Funny That Way (2014) or the anarchic brio of Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman (2014). Featuring a masterly turn by Al Pacino, The Last Act is actually closer to Pacino's own theatre-based documentaries Looking for Richard (1996) and Wilde Salomé (2011) in its looseness and postmodern playfulness. It's also by turns moving and very funny. Simon Axler (Al Pacino) is an ageing actor in decline and verging of a nervous breakdown.
- CineVue UK
2 items from 2015
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