Lenny

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Released 1974

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Director:
Bob Fosse
Released:
1974
Rating:
R
Biography of controversial and legendary stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce: His beginnings in the Catskills, his legal battles from challenging obscenity laws with his act and his ultimate self-destruction.

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  • 80

    Empire Angie Errigo

    If Fosse's film fails to capture the man or his art completely, it remains a damn good place to start.

  • 63

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Fosse's attempt to give us Lenny Bruce as society's victim and a martyr to noble causes never quite works, and so the movie becomes just several good scenes and a fine Hoffman perf...

  • 50

    Time Out

    The monochrome photography and pseudo-documentary interpolations can't disguise the basic Harold Robbins material, and the good performances (Hoffman and Perrine) stand little chan...

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Drama

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Historical, Biography, wine, Showbiz