February 25, 2018 at 8:09 pm #1202500863
Riley Keough looks like she’ll have a decent role. Predict her to get her overdue Emmy nomination.February 25, 2018 at 8:17 pm #1202500868
Please be better than The Wizard of Lies, please just be better than The Wizard of Lies, that is all! Same director, another actor from Godfather Part II and legend of gangster movies, please just let this one actually be watchable.February 26, 2018 at 9:32 am #1202501174
I really want this to be better than “The Wizard of Lies” and ” The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”. Those were letdowns for meFebruary 27, 2018 at 9:01 am #1202502019
Hoping (3 time Emmy winner…in case people have forgotten) Kathy Baker gets a meaty role with this film. She hasn’t made much of an impact on the small screen in the past decade.April 3, 2018 at 12:24 pm #1202523657
Debuts with 66 on Metacritic from five reviews. Riley Keough is getting praise, but it does not seem like enough to transcend the general apathy toward the film, so I am regrettably removing her from my predictions.
"I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."April 3, 2018 at 12:50 pm #1202523664
Al Pacino giving another Al Pacino performance? Yuck. I’ll pass.April 3, 2018 at 1:05 pm #1202523669
Al Pacino giving another Al Pacino performance? Yuck. I’ll pass.
It’s Robert De Niro all over again, isn’t it? De Nero did De Niro in Wizard of Lies, it sounds like Pacino is doing the usual Pacino shtick in this, without anything particularly standout. It’s tough, because they’re excellent performers, who are consistently excellent, so more is expected of them, when they show up. However, a weak script, and lazy direction, sound like it could be the death knell for any chances Paterno had.
I’m certain Pacino and the movie will be nominated. I’d probably still put Keough with a fighting chance, because that category is a wasteland, but I’d drop any likelihood that noms can turn into wins, with that kind of lukewarm response at this stage.April 3, 2018 at 1:34 pm #1202523679
I feel like Riley Keough could realistically get in as a “coattails” nominee like how Michelle Pfeiffer rode in on De Niro’s coattails last year. I’m looking forward to seeing this movie in spite of how uneven Barry Levinson has been as a filmmaker.April 3, 2018 at 3:19 pm #1202523705
Yeah, I hope she can still sneak in considering the category is still wide open.
As for Al Pacino, of course he will be nominated, but he already has two Emmys so I’m rooting for him not to win. Voters are past the era of just name-checking movie stars in mediocre TV Movies. Robert DeNiro couldn’t even win, and unlike Pacino, he had never even won an Emmy before. Plus, Pacino has lost before (recently for that Phil Spector movie on HBO), so he can lose again.April 7, 2018 at 2:54 pm #1202525670
PREMIERES TONIGHT @ 8 PM ET ON HBO.April 7, 2018 at 6:24 pm #1202525710
Another ten reviews have brought it up to 70.
"I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."April 7, 2018 at 6:47 pm #1202525714
This kinda sucked lol. Pacino did nothing special. Keough was good. Thought this was a bore though.April 8, 2018 at 8:06 am #1202525902
Ok so I kinda liked this movie and it looks like Pacino was actually trying again! A hell of a lot better than De Niro in The Wizard of Lies. Riley Kenough and the one who played his son were the standouts to me though. My grade: B+
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