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27 Ratings

The Fortune

Directed by Mike Nichols
United States, 1975
Comedy, Drama, Romance


Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them . not even murder.

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The Fortune Directed by Mike Nichols

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1976 | Nominee: Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Female

Critics reviews

I still can’t wholly champion the director—who, as was pointed out in even the most fulsome obituaries, like that in the New York Times, “did not create a recognizable visual style or a distinct artistic signature”—but neither can I dismiss him altogether. For The Fortune is not without its fascinations, the product of strange but sometimes generative tensions and inconsistencies both on- and off-screen.
February 19, 2015
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The film suffers somewhat from an unresolved tension between intention and execution, the sour satire at the heart of the script rubbing up against the rather more knockabout farce that has been put before us… Nevertheless, the movie has a great deal to recommend it—Nicholson is very funny with his light bulb dome and crown of clownish hair, and there are a half-dozen intricate, irresistible gags—and has gradually grown its small cult.
November 21, 2014
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