The Comedian (2017)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
An aging comic icon, Jackie (Robert De Niro) has seen better days.a Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played.a Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Harvey Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another resulting in surprising consequences.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 100
- Fresh: 25
- Rotten: 75
- Average Rating: 4.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: While Jackie harbors plenty of rage, The Comedian is ultimately too heavy on the bull.
Rotten: The plot is forced and flimsy, the characters are thinly conceived, and the comic writing is often cringeworthy.
Rotten: If this is the king of comedy, it's time for a coup.
Rotten: Why did Mr. De Niro do it, and why would anyone pay money to see it?
The only positive thing I can say about this film is that it is slightly preferable to having pink eye. The problem is that when De Niro made Meet the Parents way back when, he thought he was funny and could carry these types of roles. Yeah, he was funny in that movie but he has doubled down on comedies so many times since then and every time it has been a disaster.
Deniro is a has-been
Deniro has no idea what comedy is, he doesn't even really understand what acting is. He does the same deadpan "bad fella" in every movie that he has acted in. He is washed up and hasn't gotten the memo about it yet.
Great movie. Once in a while its nice to have movies like this to come out once in a while. If you hate on this movie your probably a member of ISIS.