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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Delightfully comic - and the funniest moments are rich in meaning - A Man of No Importance is laced with memorable scenes. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The movie has more on its mind than its delicate frame can handle, but Finney remains an actor of importance and prodigious charm. [27 Dec 1994] show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    [Krishnamma] gives the story a dimension of pent-up anguish and melancholy. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Albert Finney's name on a cast list is a guarantee of pleasure, and there's much to savor besides in Suri Krishnamma's A Man of No Importance. [03 Feb 1995] show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The only thing of real importance in A Man of No Importance is Albert Finney's performance. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie operates at the level of a literate sitcom, in which the dialogue is smart and the characters are original, but the outcome and most of the stops along the way are preordained. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Director Suri Krishnamma, depends on Finney for its power. His great performance carries the film over its shallow spots, its wish fulfillment, its pull toward caricature. [03 Feb 1995] show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    There are moments of genuine humor in the film, but Finney virtually sucks the oxygen out of the story, and even tempered pros like Gambon and Fricke can do little to save it. show more

  • 80

    This is full to brimming with doleful pathos and a potent cast. show more

  • 78
    Austin Chronicle

    Finney's portrayal of Alfie is heartbreaking in its naïveté about his own desires, yet he also brings to the character an unbridled joy in life's basic pleasures. show more

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