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The Great Buck Howard (2008)

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John Malkovich John Malkovich
Buck Howard
Colin Hanks Colin Hanks
Troy Gable
Emily Blunt Emily Blunt
Valerie Brennan
Ricky Jay Ricky Jay
Gil Bellamy
Steve Zahn Steve Zahn
Kenny
Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
Mr. Gable
Griffin Dunne Griffin Dunne
Jonathan Finerman
Debra Monk Debra Monk
Doreen


Written by
Sean McGinly Sean McGinly
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Not Ok Buck Howard, Great BUCK HOWARD!!

5 years ago at Feb 2 4:57
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Knowing Emily Blunt, Steve Zahn and John Malkovich were in this film..It must be seen by mis ojos. I bought it for a cent, so I figured it mustn't be popular and I was curious to see what it was about. The idea of the film is quite nice and entertaining. It didn't pan out as I hoped, but it succeeded in captivating my interest. IT wasn't very comical, more on the lines of an interesting, fictional... read more

An average movie

5 years ago at Jan 18 12:10
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To be honest, it is a rather obscure flick so I wasn’t really sure what to expect from it but since there was a decent cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. Indeed, I really like John Malkovitch and he is pretty good in this movie but I was above all really impressed by Emily Blunt. Indeed, she was just so charming as usual and she pretty much stole the show every time she was o... read more

The Less Than Great Buck Howard

3 months ago at Nov 8 3:14
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A movie with great potential that falls a little flat. But Emily Blunt and Tom Hanks, with limited screen time, keep it interesting.
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Description: Once upon a time, Buck Howard (John Malkovich) spent his days in the limelight. His mind-boggling feats as a mentalist extraordinaire - not to be confused with those of a mere magician - earned him a marquee act in Vegas and 61 appearances on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. In his own humble opinion, his talents go far beyond simple sleight of hand - he can read minds and hypnotize not just a single soul but an entire room of people! But nowadays, it’s clear to everyone but Buck that his act has lost its luster; he performs in faded community centers and hasn’t sold out a theater in years. Yet, with a hearty handshake and a ... (more)
Release date: 10 April 2009
Tags: Comedy (5), 2008 (2), (2), Drama (2), Father-son Relationship (2), Emily Blunt (2), John Malkovich (2), 2000s (2), Dramatic (1), Great (1), Interesting (1), Magician (1)
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“A movie with great potential that falls a little flat. But Emily Blunt and Tom Hanks, with limited screen time, keep it interesting.”

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“A movie with great potential that falls a little flat. But Emily Blunt and Tom Hanks, with limited screen time, keep it interesting.

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4crazyweldermen posted a review 5 years ago

Not Ok Buck Howard, Great BUCK HOWARD!!

“Knowing Emily Blunt, Steve Zahn and John Malkovich were in this film..It must be seen by mis ojos. I bought it for a cent, so I figured it mustn't be popular and I was curious to see what it was about. The idea of the film is quite nice and entertaining. It didn't pan out as I hoped, but it succeeded in captivating my interest. IT wasn't very comical, more on the lines of an interesting, fictional biography..so to speak about this mentalist Buck Howard. Malkovich was very convincing and it wasn't a role in which you think "I've seen this a million times..lame". Emily Blunt's role should have been more prominent, nonetheless, I enjoyed every second. Overall the story is satisfying and makes you feel for Buck Howard. I'd consider this towards a Disney style film hahaa.

Dislikes M” read more

johanlefourbe posted a review 5 years ago

An average movie

“To be honest, it is a rather obscure flick so I wasn’t really sure what to expect from it but since there was a decent cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. Indeed, I really like John Malkovitch and he is pretty good in this movie but I was above all really impressed by Emily Blunt. Indeed, she was just so charming as usual and she pretty much stole the show every time she was on the screen. By now, I have seen ¾ of her movies and even though she seems really talented and she is always interesting to watch, unfortunately, she tends to pick up some rather weak projects and this movie was a perfect example. Because of all this, during the last 10 years, she always seemed to be on the verge on a major breakthrough but it never really happened in the end. Anyway, coming bac” read more

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The Great Buck Howard

“The Great Buck Howard is a perfect example of how it actually is possible to do a good job handling lightweight fare that's aimed mostly at adults. Most films that attempt to do this sink themselves in staleness and predictability, but every once in a while we get a movie that is pleasant and refreshing without insulting its audience's intelligence, and that's exactly what we get here. While not a groundbreaking film, The Great Buck Howard is engrossing from start to finish, and it avoids the pitfalls of corniness and manipulation, which other films of its kind would normally fall into.

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his real-life son Colin Hanks play father and son in the film, though the older actor is in the film for a only a short amount of time, while his son plays Troy G” read more

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" I liked this movie. John Malkovich was perfect in the role as Buck Howard. Steve Zahn, who im usually not a big fan of was also good in this. Colin Hanks on the other hand was not very good. He is far from as talented as his father, who had way to little to do in this. Maybe he will get better by the years like Tom, but he was just boring to watch here. If not for John Malkovich this would have been far from a 7."


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The (not so) Great Buck Howard

“Os primeiros minutos de A Mente que Mente(2008) contam de forma dinâmica, ágil e criativa as opções de Troy quanto a escolha de sua futura profissão, desde o clássico “quero ser astronauta”, passando por cortador de grama e tendo toda e cada opção vetada pelo pai, que só aceita que Troy se torne um advogado, e lá está ele cursando a faculdade de Direito quando o diretor e roteirista Sean McGinly abandona por completo o encantador dinamismo do início e embarca no que mais se parece com um teste de paciência cansando o espectador até o último minuto.

Troy, interpretado por Colin Hanks, filho de Tom Hanks, decide largar a faculdade e até descobrir sua verdadeira vocação se vê empregado como assistente de um minguante mágico/mentalista, Buck Howard, que lhe pr” read more

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