Confessions of a Dangerous Mind details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||George Clooney, Rutger Hauer, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Sam Rockwell, Rutger Hauer, Drew Barrymore|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||American Indie, Crazy Cops, Espionage, Find the Joker, Imposters, Incredible Indies, Just Arrived, Unorthodox Policemen|
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
|1hr 48 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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The truth is out there ?By Paul Roberts from Warrington, England , 06 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Confessions of a dangerous mind is based on the 'true' story of Chuck Barris, the godfather of banal television, with shows like 'The Dating Game' and 'the Gong show'. But Chuck was more than that. He was hired by a shadowy figure to become a contract hitman for the C.I.A. Truth of fiction? You decide. Testaments from friends and colleague are interspersed during the film to add balance and possibly mislead.
Directed by George Clooney, for a first time effort this is impressive and George has obviously been studying his contemporaries carefully. The lighting is superb and adds a distinct quality to the film. Sam Rockwell in the lead role is brilliant as the neurotic Barris and is ably assisted by his co-stars including Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts and Clooney himself.
This is well worth a rental. Watch and enjoy.
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i didn't know what to expect ......By a customer , 17 Jan 2013i didnt know what to expect, but was pleasurably impressed....good job all round. attention to detail amazing, loved the twists and turns of the film....watch it and see. the lead actor was amazing.
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Plenty of CHUCKles & gunsBy rich-oi (5 reviews) , 23 Dec 2012Kept me entertained throughout. plenty of giggles and had me not knowing how it would end. I'm not normally a fan of films with a huge cast of stars but this was ok in my books...not great but definitely worth a watch. Has got me interested into the main character Chuck. Barris.
Didn't live up to expectationsBy a customer , 11 Nov 2012This promised to be a good film but I was rather disappointed. A very average movie on the whole. Found it difficult to really engage with it.
Unexpectedly impressed!By Hazeldinka (2 reviews) , 28 Oct 2012We didn't know what to expect from this black comedy, but we both liked it (more than we expected to I think). The casting was good and the odd cameo performance added a nice touch. Sam Rockwell played it well and was manic enough to be believable in this alleged biopic. Definitely worth a watch.
Shaded character studyBy buffering (2 reviews) , 25 Sep 2012This film moves slowly but steadily towards it's unsettling conclusion, which remains as ambiguous as the man Chuck Barris. You have to be interested in this period of American TV history to really enjoy it as much as I did. Where we are now is largely due to what happened there and then and Barris was that particular cult of personality. If you like conspiracy thrillers you may enjoy this one, just don't expect Tinker Tailor - you'd be missing the point and the fun of this film. Clooney has brought a dark and strange character a little nearer the light. Fine performance from Rockwell, even better one by Julia Roberts, and a notable cameo by Hauer. Clooney himself isn't bad either!