The first 20-odd minutes are just so crisp, but things became a bit too monotonous. Bogosian's performance is a powerhouse, and based on it alone this film needs to be seen, but I honestly feel like it could have clocked in at around 75 or 80 minutes rather than 110 and not lost anything.
One of the greatest performances I've ever seen from Bogosian and some of Bob Richardson's best work as well. A chaotic, claustrophobic work of grace & definition. Striving to expose the evil & stupidity in the world, only to reveal the short-sightedness of an individual who devotes them self entirely to their work.
Most of Stone's films provide a rush on first viewing, but dim when revisited. Talk Radio keeps getting better and real life events have actually shown it to be ahead of its time. This is Stone at his best (though certainly Bogosian deserves much credit.)
Oliver Stone and Eric Bogosian strike sparks in this unremittingly intense exploration of a radio personality/artist pushing himself and his audience to the brink. Bogosian's Champlain uses his show to provoke, argue with and insult the ignorant, bigoted, hatefully sadistic perverts who call in to threaten him nightly. For Stone and the character life is an ideological battleground upon which no prisoners are taken.
Grande lavoro di Stone,che svolge magnificamente il suo rituale lavoro di denuncia del marcio della società Stelle e Strisce.Bellissimi i monologhi e gli scontri verbali,così come è bellissima l'esaltazione dell uomo dopo la morte,giunta dalle stesse bocche che lo dileggiavano in vita.Meno bello il flashback centrale.Crudo,anti-conformista,cattivo,diretto:l'Oliver Stone di un tempo. 4*