The Comedian

January 31st, 2017


The Comedian

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 4.9/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Taylor Hackford

Stars: Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito

A look at the life of an aging insult comic.

Writers: Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito, Leslie Mann, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Keitel, Hannibal Buress, Aly Mang, Billy Crystal, Edie Falco, Charles Grodin, Gilbert Gottfried, Patti LuPone, Toshiko Onizawa, Lois Smith, Jimmie Walker, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Robert De Niro - Jackie
Danny DeVito -
Leslie Mann - Harmony
Cloris Leachman - May Conner
Harvey Keitel - Mac
Hannibal Buress - Comedy cellar host
Aly Mang - Friars Club Babe
Billy Crystal - Billy Crystal
Edie Falco - Miller
Charles Grodin -
Gilbert Gottfried - Gilbert Gottfried
Patti LuPone - Flo Berkowitz
Toshiko Onizawa - Floridian Parent
Lois Smith - Miriam
Jimmie Walker - Jimmie Walker

Taglines: nobody's a bargain

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Da Mikele Illagio, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)

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User Review


Rating: 2/10

Ugh, what a waste of time. Quick, what was the last good movie De Niro was in? You could probably only come up with Heat which was way back in 1995. He's fat lazy and uninspired and even though this is a passion project, that comes through clearly here too.

De Niro was a national treasure at one point. His roles in Taxi Driver and Raging Bull still sets the standard for elite acting, but success has extinguished whatever muse once drove him.

He should just stick to small roles like in American Hustle where people don't have to be confronted with his ego and stature. Everything he does, your mind is thinking "OK now De Niro is firing a gun like an idiot without aiming" instead of "OK now (character name) is firing a gun like an idiot".

Sad to see. I hope this never happens to Will Ferrel.


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