Phil Spector Poster

Release Date: 2013

DVD Release Date: September 10th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Lawyer Linda Kenney Baden (Helen Mirren) defends music producer Phil Spector (Al Pacino), on trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.

Cast: Al Pacino, Dame Helen Mirren, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeffrey Tambor, Rebecca Pidgeon, Clara Mamet, James Tolkan, Natalia Nogulich

Director: David Mamet

Genres: Biography, Docudrama

Production Co: HBO Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Both actors [Al Pacino and Helen Mirren] could thrive with this story (Pacino's a ringer for Spector) but Mamet speculates a bit too much. Had he eliminated the title character entirely, it might have been more intriguing. show more

  • While it's never as silly or artless as HBO's overpraised "Game Change," Spector is low-stakes, procedure-oriented and deliberately claustrophobic, lacking in the sort of sharply pointed dialogue one may expect from Mamet show more

  • Mirren and Pacino are fantastic, and Tambor rightfully underplays the larger-than-life Cutler, who rivals Spector himself. show more

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