The Humbling

The Humbling

The Humbling

Barry Levinson (Rain Man) adapts Philip Roth's bestselling novel about an ageing, washed-up actor who starts to confuse performance with real life. Played by Al Pacino, the former stage legend enters an affair with a young lesbian (the great Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha) who idolises him.

2014Rating: M102 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
Director:
Barry Levinson ('The Bay', 'Sleepers', 'Rain Man', 'Good Morning, Vietnam')
Writer:
Buck HenryMichal Zebede
Cast:
Al PacinoGreta GerwigKyra SedgwickDianne WiestCharles Grodin

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The Humbling / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

The only upside here is the acting... The rest is an irredeemable mess.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie is too shrewd to qualify as a jeremiad, but underneath the comedy are boiling undercurrents of anger and despair.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

For every element that doesn't work, there's a moment that crackles with electricity and conviction.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Once Pacino is surrounded by other characters, the comedy comes thick and fast and the material begins to come together in an absurd sort of way.

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