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Bartleby

Release Date: May 24th, 2002

PG-13|1 hr. 22 min.

Plot Summary
A manager (David Paymer) hires a strange employee (Crispin Glover) who, at first, is exceptionally efficient but then refuses to work.

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Genres: Comedy drama

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • It's a parable as timely today as when it was written. But except for Paymer as the boss who ultimately expresses empathy for Bartleby's pain, the performances are so stylized as to be drained of human emotion. show more

  • This is a shrewd and effective film from a director who understands how to create and sustain a mood. show more

  • The film has been directed by Jonathan Parker; he adapted the Melville story with Catherine DiNapoli. It's his first work, and a promising one. I admire it and yet cannot recommend it, because it overstays its natural running time. show more

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