The Front

The Front

The Front

Woody Allen stars in this comedy-drama set against the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s. Nominated for an Oscar for its screenplay by Walter Bernstein (who was blacklisted at the time the movie was set).

In 1953, a cashier (Allen) poses as a writer through whom blacklisted talents could submit their work, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

197685 minsUSA
ComedyDrama

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Time Out

Time Out

An empty monument to the senility of American liberalism.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It recreates the awful noise of ignorance that can still be heard.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Bernstein smartly suggests how capitalism actually benefited from the oppression of suspected communists.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The tragedy implied by this character tells us what we need to know about the blacklist's effect on people's lives; the rest of the movie adds almost nothing else.

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