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The Comedian (2017)

HD   R Closed Captioning

Taylor Hackford

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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: 109
  • Fresh: 26
  • Rotten: 83
  • Average Rating: 4.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: While Jackie harbors plenty of rage, The Comedian is ultimately too heavy on the bull. – Brian Lowry,, Feb 3, 2017

Rotten: The plot is forced and flimsy, the characters are thinly conceived, and the comic writing is often cringeworthy. – Richard Brody, New Yorker, Feb 6, 2017

Rotten: If this is the king of comedy, it's time for a coup. – Stephen Whitty, New York Daily News, Feb 2, 2017

Rotten: Why did Mr. De Niro do it, and why would anyone pay money to see it? – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, Feb 2, 2017

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Customer Reviews


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.

Loved it

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.

The Comedian (2017)
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2016

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