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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
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Dick Clark Dick Clark
Himself
Sam Rockwell Sam Rockwell
Chuck Barris
Michelle Sweeney Michelle Sweeney
J. Sweeney
Chelsea Ceci Chelsea Ceci
Tuvia, Age 8
Michael Cera Michael Cera
Chuck Age 8 and 11
Aimee Rose Ambroziak Aimee Rose Ambroziak
Chuck's Date #1
Isabelle Blais Isabelle Blais
Chuck's Date #2


Written by
Chuck Barris Chuck Barris
(book)
Charlie Kaufman Charlie Kaufman
(screenplay)


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Too Serious for a Silly Plot

8 years, 6 months ago at Jul 29 21:21
1 vote
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I this this movie needed to be a little campier. This is an interesting concept, the movie based on the semi-biographical novel by Chuck Barris, interweaves some of the truth about this odd man, with a spy thriller. It just didn't work for me. The best parts were the slightly campy scenes like with Julia Roberts or the annoying couple he chaperoned in ... read more

A very good movie

1 month, 2 weeks ago at Dec 24 13:05
1 vote
Not so long ago, I saw 'The Monuments Men'  and even though there was a pretty good buzz about this flick before its release, it turned out to be a flop and I was really amazed about how underwhelming the whole thing was. Basically, it was by far the weakest directing effort delivered by George Clooney. It's just too bad because I actually really loved his directing debut and, back then, it seeme... read more

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8 years, 3 months ago at Oct 21 2:37
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I kind of have mixed feeling about whether or not I actually enjoyed watching this film. I can't quite work out if I liked it or not..

I do know that it was very slow starting. In fact I almost didn't end up watching the whole thing. But I think it was when George Clooney came on and the whole CIA thing started that it got a bit more interesting. I mean, a bit more interesting.
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Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.
Release date: 24 January 2003
Tags: Drama (15), Thriller (13), Comedy (10), (9), Cia (9), 2002 (9), Biography (9), Crime (8), 2000s (7), Suicide (6), Biopic (6), Conspiracy (6), Murder (6), Infidelity (5), Espionage (5), Entertainment Industry (5), Secret Agent (5), New York City (4), Mexico (4), Amusement Park (4)
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“Not so long ago, I saw 'The Monuments Men'  and even though there was a pretty good buzz about this flick before its release, it turned out to be a f”

johanlefourbe posted a review 1 month, 2 weeks ago

A very good movie

“Not so long ago, I saw 'The Monuments Men'  and even though there was a pretty good buzz about this flick before its release, it turned out to be a flop and I was really amazed about how underwhelming the whole thing was. Basically, it was by far the weakest directing effort delivered by George Clooney. It's just too bad because I actually really loved his directing debut and, back then, it seemed to be the birth of a great new director. The first thing I loved about this flick was the story which I found really fascinating. Indeed, I really loved the way Clooney approach this story. Basically, they didn't really care if it was true, they just took what sounded awesome, removed the dull bits and this mix was just seriously entertaining. The second masterstroke was to give the lead to Sam” read more

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thaskett posted a review 5 months, 1 week ago

Terrible cast, terrible characters, terrible movie

“I managed to avoid 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind' until recently. While I enjoy watching occasional re-runs of "The Gong Show" (and think that "Palisades Park" is a fun song), I never knew enough about Chuck Barris (host of the aforementioned game show, writer of the aforementioned song, and supposed CIA assassin) to feel compelled to watch a biopic about his life.

On top of this, there's the fact that I REALLY don't like George Clooney (director and co-star of 'Confessions'), nor do I particularly care for several of his co-stars in this film (and aside from those actors, I'm either "meh" on or have never heard of the rest of the cast). I try not to judge any film ENTIRELY by its cast; but if a movie is filled with actors I generally dislike watching (hello, Matt Damon and Ju” read more

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"Pros: Some good songs on the soundtrack (which are fortunately very easy to find and listen to without having to subject oneself to this terrible movie). Cons: Everything else! Unappealing cast; dull and unlikable characters (*especially* Chuck Barris, the real-life game show host/songwriter/TV producer/ "CIA assassin" who's the subject of this biopic; Barris is portrayed by an alternately annoying and charisma-free Sam Rockwell, who really needed to put some pants on -- and keep them on); bad "


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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

“It isn’t enough that George Clooney is a tremendous movie star, but with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind he proves that he’s got great skill at this whole writer-director thing. Frequently he takes the film into highly stylized territory, at times the film looks incredibly bleached or overly saturated in its colors, but it always feels like a smart choice from a confident hand. Even as the plot goes into increasingly hard-to-believe areas (allegedly based on truth if you believe Chuck Barris), Clooney always keeps things entertaining and appealing to look at.

This is a great hand trick, because the plot is the one thing that’s hardest to swallow in the film. Was Chuck Barris really a CIA operative? Who knows, but Confessions takes his claim at face value. This leads to a f” read more

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