Dumbstruck (2011)HD Closed Captioning
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At the annual Vent Haven Convention in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, ventriloquism capital of the world, director Mark Goffman discovers five fascinating performers: Kim, a former beauty queen; Dan, a thriving cruise ship performer; Wilma, a former security guard; Dylan, an introverted 13-year-old; and Terry, who struggled for decades as a small-time performer before winning “America’s Got Talent” on his way to a $100 million contract to headline the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas. Dumbstruck is the humorous and heartfelt story that follows these performers across the United States, Mexican Riviera, Bahamas and Japan, as they pursue their dreams of a career in puppetry.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 28
- Fresh: 20
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The writer and director, Mark Goffman, sticks to a no-frills style that makes the film feel longer than its 1 hour 24 minutes.
Fresh: Quirky, if uneven.
Fresh: Goffman's sharply edited film is intimate but discreet, zeroing in on telling moments while acknowledging the ventriloquists' vulnerabilities.
Fresh: "Dumbstruck" is a documentary tailor-made for dummies and those who love them dearly.
What were they thinking?
With the exception of the few minutes with Terry Fator, this movie is a waste of time.