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The Great Pretender

Directed by Nathan Silver
United States, 2018
Drama, Comedy


The lives of a French theater director, her ex-boyfriend, and the two actors playing them intersect dramatically in this tangled and darkly funny roundelay set in the New York theater world.

The Great Pretender Directed by Nathan Silver

Critics reviews

Flashbacks and fantasies, plus wry inserts of film clips and complex overlaps of art and life, adorn—for that matter, overwhelm—the story, which is built on flimsy psychological clichés amid the implacable imperatives of desire and disease.
December 07, 2018
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The energetically crafted, well-acted movie about characters one would go to considerable extremes to avoid in real life is turning into a veritable indie micro-genre.
December 06, 2018
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Hopping through time and perspectives over the course of the movie’s brief 71 minutes, Silver never flags in his commitment to irony, artificiality, and merciless characterization.
December 04, 2018
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