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The Great Buck Howard

Rated PG for some language including suggestive remarks, and a drug reference.

PG In Theaters 03/20/2009 , 87min.
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56%
Viewer score based on 18 ratings
63%
Critic score based on 25 reviews

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September 17, 2010
justinitalianmb
This is a funny and charming movie that even though i'll probably never see it again, i enjoyed it.
April 04, 2009
veenoosh
Go see this film. It's a very tender and sweet story with alot of twists and turns and a terrific cast. It just borders onthe brink of shmaltz but doesn't cross it. Sweet little ditty of a film.
April 01, 2009
KELLERWW
This was a very entertaining movie. John Malovich was perfect as the quirky mentalist who did what he did because he took great joy in giving his audience the best show possible. Everybody shoud care this much about whatever their task at hand. Colin Hanks ended up learning more about his himself and life from Buck Howard than he ever could have if he would have stayed in aw school. Tom Hanks was
March 30, 2009
JBa6694558
why do the movie reviews in the newspapers always gush over small independent films.... if you read any of the chicago papers reviews of this film, you would think oscars all around.... so why was i bored stiff watching this film... kind of cute at times....tom hanks must have used a lot of his star power to get his kid the lead, and to get all the cameos from the various tv shows. but

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
Malkovich has a role that coulda-woulda-shoulda been a sensation if he had had a different director and different co-stars. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
An affectionate though flawed comedy. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
A bit of a throwback, a nostalgic, easygoing Capra-esque comedy that should appeal to both youthful and older audiences. Full Review
Dan Zak
Washington Post
Malkovich has a role that coulda-woulda-shoulda been a sensation if he had had a different director and different co-stars. Full Review
Duane Byrge
The Hollywood Reporter
A warm, amiable glimpse at the end of the showbiz road. Full Review

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