The Last Tycoon details
|Starring:||Robert Mitchum, Theresa Russell, Jeanne Moreau, Donald Pleasence, Tony Curtis, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Last Tycoon
|Run time:||2 hours 2 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Mar 2007|
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Essence of RubbishBy Galfont Charchester from Burton Upon Trent , 27 Oct 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]This movie was made w/ a who's who of actors and it still falls flat on it's face. DeNiro, who hadn't an ounce of actor in him when this movie was filmed, plays the lead and is bloody awful. The acting is made even more wooden (Algore comes to mind) by a silly and aimless script replete w/ ridiculous characters, and the dialogue makes even a Mamet production look downright chatty. Boring, improbable, painful. Excruciating. I dare you to sit through this. Double dare.
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" no u'r not " , " yes I am "By ShoSho (1 review) from Aberdeen , 14 Jul 2012The De Niro and Jack scene IS THE FILM , nothing else there to see , the brilliant act of Niro smirk and Jack eyebrows ! , shame they never done other films together :P
Very nearly engaging and interesting, but not quite.By idontwantnickname (48 reviews) from Tadworth , 15 Dec 2011This movie is like the old Howard Hughes Spruce Goose seaplane, lots of talent, great to see at first but it hardly takes off, doesn't fly and then lands without crashing or doing anything spectacular or interesting.
There are a lot of slow scenes where Starr sort of gets involved with the girl, but they're not exactly engaging, nor does anything particular happen or develop. Returning to the rest of the film, nothing ever seems to get going and the characters are left shallow by this lack of emotional development.
So to summarise, a lot of important people do very little, slowly, but they're great actors so you watch in case it picks up. It doesn't.
absorbing and romanticBy lesliejung (97 reviews) from london, england , 27 Aug 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHidethis is about a love he could not have - and for the man who could have anything and succeeded at everything, its theme is a perennial one - de niro is wonderful - it is also a postmodern film made earlier than we are accustomed to so the techniques are a little clunky - when De Niro playing Thalberg describes what film making is to Donald Pleasance, we are enthralled - it is a meta-filmic moment too, talking as Fitzgerald did too in his book, about film making itself - chasing his dream himself, noting every moment on his way to losing the girl - and we see how ill he is, and we know in real life what happened to Thalberg - we are engaged in watching film making. a dream that goes wrong that cannot be achieved...this is an utterly engaging film and i don't understand why you put the bad reviews up first on this page. watch this film; it will haunt you.
The Last TycoonBy Joy (26 reviews) from Leicester , 15 Jul 2009This film kept the tension of a love match when the two meet at the wrong time superbly and excellent acting. Had my attention the whole time.
Outstanding See it.By a customer from Henley-On-Thames , 06 Jan 2009This is a quite outstanding film in every way. I am critical of many movies but the production, direction and the acting come together to make an extra-ordinary filmic experience. De Niro at his enigmatic best and Kazan offereing his homage to 'film as film,
The strange and etheral girl of his dreams -- the seedy but somehow iconic image of the golden age of hollywood, the dominance of the talent that knew how to spot box office winners. Ruthless and petulant power --- but overall, the mysterious effect of the new medium --- 'what was the nickel for? the movies!'
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