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  1. Matthew Catanzano's rating of the film Factotum

    Dillon smacked Bukowski dead on the nose; I wish he could have lived to see his influence. I think this film would have finally sent that message home to him. It seems influential people are limited in their awareness of their influence, as if it is a human impossibility to know one's own worth. I think that saying Bukowski only wrote about the affairs of taverns is like saying Jack London only wrote about dogs.

  2. smndvdcl's rating of the film Factotum

    Superb Bukowski adaptation. Hank Chinaski, the archetypal dysfunctional protagonist, choreographed with skill by Matt Dillon, sheds light on the crisis of masculinity. Improves with every viewing.

  3. kubrickhallway's rating of the film Factotum

    Quite memorable for even the most casual reader of Bukowski, but falls so short of its potential. Factotum is a great novel that could very well be made into a Palme d’Or winning film - but this isn’t it.

  4. thomasjeff16's rating of the film Factotum

    I like Dillon's Chinaski better than Rourke's.

  5. Daniel Hjorth's rating of the film Factotum

    Skip this one and pick up the books instead.

  6. Nathan Silva's rating of the film Factotum

    Though Dillon does play a better Chinaski than Rourke, the writing could be so much better. The movie it's okay for Bukowski fans who just want to see the good old Hank again in a motion picture, but over all it's pretty dull and forgettable.

  7. Lord_Beria's rating of the film Factotum

    Rather uninspiring. Limonovschina also.

  8. janh24's rating of the film Factotum

    Good central performance, but an altogether sprawling and uneventful film.

  9. raggiodisole's rating of the film Factotum

    Splendid isolation. Matt Dillon so good,

  10. Ayesha Casely-Hayford's rating of the film Factotum

    A good film! The underdog is always interesting to watch. Kind of liberating...

  11. kimsha100's rating of the film Factotum

    Seen this twice and it's even better the second time round...casting Dillon as Bukowski is a work of genius. This must be his best work ever.

  12. bennievermeer's rating of the film Factotum

    After Mickey Rourke in 'Barfly', who would attempt to revisit Henry Chinaski, Bukowski's legendary alter ego? The answer is Matt Dillon, in Bent Hamer's adaptation of 'Factotum'. And the result is surprisingly good, if Bukowski's episodic skid row tale of drinking, writing and getting fired from odd jobs is your thing. www.brnrd.net/blog/archive/2006/03/19/factotum

  13. eren arpaci's rating of the film Factotum

    addiction is leper for modern society , you can always be judged.

  14. Olli Herranen's rating of the film Factotum

    A drama/dark comedy about Charles Bukowskis alter egos casual adventures among women and booze. Undoubtly divides opinions but moralistic views towards the main characters alcohol abuse and antipathy against paid work definitely misses the point. The directing, shooting and the rhythm of the film are also incredible. Not to mention the story, from which one should not even try to find any seemable "plot".

  15. meancreek's rating of the film Factotum

    Matt Dillon is just phenomenal. What a performance, and what a great film.

  16. violentcraving's rating of the film Factotum

    It fails to fascinate as much as the book does, lacks that spark that makes you want to watch a movie again and again. 4/5

  17. Marko Mirković's rating of the film Factotum

    I think that Hamer did a great job! Movie budget was only 1$ million!!! First, you should think about how hard it was to adapt Bukowski for a movie. I noticed a lot of amazing stuff in this film, even if there's no some good parts of novel. Also, i love what Jon Rosenlund did with photography. Good lightnings, and a couple of great set designs! Could be better, but they did a fantastic job with kinda funny budget!4/5

  18. Berjuan's rating of the film Factotum

    I don't care a lot about the film as much as the character and I really enjoyed it.

  19. runfromfire's rating of the film Factotum

    It captures Bukowski's tone as well as can be expected. Matt Dillon embodies Chinaski without being over-the-top about it and Kristin Asbjørnsen's soundtrack is stellar.

  20. Justin Kramer's rating of the film Factotum

    This is one of those films that you really REALLY want to like and convince yourself that its good even though you know deep down inside, its bad. Just plain bad.

  21. Hunter Duesing's rating of the film Factotum

    An adaptation that fails to enrich the source material, it doesn't really romanticize drinking, but it doesn't do much else either.

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  23. square's rating of the film Factotum

    Doesn't have the same impact as other 'deadbeat' type movies like Leaving Las Vegas or The Wrestler, but OK all the same.

  24. G.T. De Fontenoy died for us's rating of the film Factotum

    this was terrible just read bukowski no reason to watch this garbage not funny not clever just stupid inaccurate retelling of the great novel