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About the Movie
Once upon a time, Buck Howard (John Malkovich) spent his days in the limelight as a mentalist extraordinaire! Nowadays, it’s clear to everyone except Buck that his act has lost its luster. Convinced his comeback is imminent, Buck needs a new road manager and personal assistant. Recent law school drop-out and would-be writer Troy Gable (Colin Hanks) needs a job and a purpose. Working for the pompous, has-been mentalist fills the former requirement, but how it satisfies the latter is questionable. Nonetheless, with the aid of a fiery publicist (Emily Blunt) and a bold stroke of luck, Buck lands back in the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 92
- Fresh: 66
- Rotten: 26
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The Great Buck Howard is an agreeable show business satire with a warm heart.
Rotten: What Malkovich really needs are actors opposite him with a few more tricks up their sleeve.
Fresh: Any synopsis of The Great Buck Howard is going to make it sound more than a little like My Favorite Year. ... But that film had a compellingly poignant center.
Fresh: [Director] McGinly, working with a modest budget, balances the film's sense of mockery with its more somber moments and doesn't allow the story's considerable nostalgia and sentimentality to overwhelm it.
better than u think
nobody nos this exists.... really good
Nice feel-good movie with a good message
If you're in college and still not sure what you want to do with your life, you'll particulaly relate to the main character in this movie.
The Great Buck Howard
A man with extraordinary skills, peculiar mannerisms that make his audience love him, a unique approach to expressing his talent...and trying to stay afloat when as the times changed, so many other entertainers were grabbing the public's attention. An interesting good film.