• Barrymore (2012)


Release Date: November 15th, 2012

DVD Release Date: May 7th, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

John Barrymore, mere months away from death, rehearses for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III in 1942.

Cast: Christopher Plummer

Director: Érik Canuel

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Andrew SchenkerSlant Magazine

    Director Erik Canuel fails to deliver us from the inevitable hermeticism of the material. show more

  • 40
    Joe NeumaierNew York Daily News

    Barrymore is a delicious opportunity to watch the great Christopher Plummer perform the role that won him a second Tony Award. But it's also a lesson in the pitfalls of personality-based minimalism. While Plummer acts his heart out, the script becomes one punchline after another. show more

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    With much help from an exasperated off-screen prompter - the only other performer in this small gem - Plummer's Barrymore shows flashes of glory as he delivers bits and pieces of various Shakespearean roles. show more

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