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Excellent Satire with a Surprise Ending
Entertaining and suspenseful Satire/Mystery/Thriller that brilliantly illustrates the state of Hollywood in the 1990's while paying tribute to the great directors of old Hollywood. Robert Altman fans will appreciate his references to the films of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, and Billy Wilder.At one point, the main character explains all the elements that are necessary for a successful Hollywood movie. By the end of the film, you realize that "The Player" does indeed have all the necessary elements, at the expense of a credible, realistic story. The surprise ending is unbelievable, but so funny and satisfying that you love it anyway. I guess that's the point; the joke is on the audience, but you love it anyway.
Interesting but lacking something
Some fascinating scenes and nuggets of good dialogue, but Tim Robbins is not convincing in his role of power in Hollywood.His strongest scenes are the ones he plays with Greta his love interest but it feelsike that is because carries him.Enjoyed it as a Hollywood happily ever after movie satire.
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- Raymond Banacki
Fresh, innovative, mesmerizing and ALIVE!
- Michael Whitty
Here is a story of Hollywood studio life with a studio exec getting himself into a situation with a stalker. He ends up killing the man but needs the help of others to clear himself. Robert Altman directed this opening with a long ten minute shot of activities around the studio so we do get a glimpse of Hollywood at work. Some stars played themselves and others played characters in this fascinating story of movie life. When Hollywood looks at itself it is often with a distaste but really there are positives to see along the way.
After his career heights in the '70's, Altman came back just as strong in the '90's with this Golden Globe- winning Hollywood satire. Robbins won the Golden Globe for Best Actor- Comedy/ Musical as a producer who kills a writer who he thought was sending him threats. Many real- life Hollywood personalities appear as cameo's, while Altman's Oscar- nominated direction focus' on the politics of Hollywood and common film techniques. Bitter and darkly- funny. I give it a 4.5/5.