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2.5
127 Ratings

Manglehorn

Directed by David Gordon Green
United States, 2014
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Angelo Manglehorn is a small town locksmith who never got over the love of his life. Clara was a beautiful, idealized woman who left him heartbroken 40 years ago.

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Manglehorn Directed by David Gordon Green
David Gordon Green is a modest filmmaker, but he lays his modesty on with a trowel. If the extended dream sequence of a car accident riddled with busted watermelons wasn’t enough; if the Al Pacino character’s profession—he’s a keymaker who can’t unlock the key… to his own heart!—weren’t clear enough… there’s more: a final Grace Note™ in which Mr. Manglehorn has a last interaction with a mime, in which the wise and wordless one helps him use an invisible key to unlock a car door.
January 20, 2016
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It’s a small but exquisite film in which Green has taken no scene or shot for granted. He acknowledges happenstance, but never in a way which comes across as contrived or wacky. It’s a lived in world where strange things happen, but strange things that people are used to.
August 07, 2015
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Almost nothing happens in the film beyond Pacino’s character bumbling melancholically from one encounter to the next. It’s a film about a listless life undone by its own listlessness, with first-time screenwriter Paul Logan making the fatal, very first-timey error of allowing the story’s content to prescribe the manner of its telling.
August 06, 2015
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