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The Front

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Martin Ritt

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About the Movie

A blacklisted writer has a friend act as a front for his TV scripts. The front becomes famous and falls in love with a script editor. He has to face the truth when he is called before an investigative committee to testify.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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75%
  • Reviews Counted: 20
  • Fresh: 15
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It recreates the awful noise of ignorance that can still be heard. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: The tragedy implied by this character tells us what we need to know about the blacklist's effect on people's lives; the rest of the movie adds almost nothing else. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Bernstein smartly suggests how capitalism actually benefited from the oppression of suspected communists. – Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine, May 30, 2014

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Customer Reviews

A surprisingly not well known Woody special

It's wonderful when a clever screenwriter,director, and actors are able to turn a smart script into a funny, deep and also sad movie. There is, quite clearly, a much deeper point in this movie, but it is told in a way that you don't feel the medicine going down and its point is made intelligently, elegantly and with humor and strength. I was very very pleasantly surprised by this somewhat hidden gem.

The Front
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2004

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