He Was a Quiet Man

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Released 2007

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Director:
Frank A. Cappello
Released:
2007
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He Was a Quiet Man is the story of Bob Maconel (Christian Slater), who's enduring another eight hours in a dull grey cubicle. Ignored by his co-workers, Bob feels completely invisible and out of sync with the world. On one strange day, he crosses the line from potential killer to inadvertent hero when he saves beautiful Vanessa (Elisha Cuthbert). His boss (William H. Macy) transforms Bob into a new man but his good fortune is short lived when the object of his desire asks him to end her life.

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  • 60

    Empire

    An enjoyable satire is let down by a third act that juggles too many ideas for its own good.

  • 50

    New York Post Lou Lumenick

    Initially shows promise, but filmmaker Frank Cappello (the early Russell Crowe vehicle "No Way Back") gets bogged down when Slater becomes involved with Elisa Cuthbert, a paraplegi...

  • 40

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    By the time it reaches a weak, ambiguous conclusion, the movie has gone everywhere and nowhere, much like its psychotic main character, Bob Maconel (Christian Slater).

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    Comedy, Drama

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    Independent, Dark Comedy