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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 6.4/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Joseph Cedar

Stars: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

Richard Gere - Norman Oppenheimer
Lior Ashkenazi - Eshel
Michael Sheen - Philip Cohen
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Alex
Dan Stevens - Bill Kavish
Steve Buscemi - Rabbi Blumenthal
Jonathan Avigdori - Lior Keshet
Yehuda Almagor - Duby
Caitlin O'Connell - Sister Agnes
Hank Azaria - Srul Katz
Harris Yulin - Jo Wilf
Miranda Bailey - Taub's Assistant
Andrew Polk - Marty Schiff
Jorge Pupo - Luis Pascual
Maryann Urbano - Barbara Klein

Country: Israel, USA

Language: English, Hebrew

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: New York, USA

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User Review


Rating: 4/10

The movie "Norman" I would award 3 3/4 stars. Most of the movie was slow and repetitious. Norman's various meetings - especially the cameo ones-- could have been presented in a shorter version. What saved the movie, was the "4th Act", which was brilliant. I also thought the facial close-ups were overdone. As good as Gir was, I tired of this aspect, almost but not quite mugging. Of course the Israeli viewer can "enjoy" certain parallels to political corruption occurrences in the past- and maybe hints at the present "difficulties" of the present Prime Minister. If the movie had been shorter, it would have been better. It did mix nice satiric aspects with drama.


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