Joe Gould's Secret

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  • Summary: Filmmaker Stanley Tucci takes viewers into the poignant and sometimes humorous world of New York City in the 1940s. This is the true story of two men, one of whom would tell the other's story: famed "The New Yorker" writer Joseph Mitchell and New York bohemian Joe Gould. (USA Films)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. A delicate yet haunting movie, a meditation on friendship, on the roots of bohemianism, on the sad comedy of madness.
  2. 90
    A brainy, superbly acted buddy movie.
  3. A wonderful, heart-breaking movie.
  4. 75
    Finely etched and acted but too often limpid and punchless in its impact.
  5. An elegant, quietly comical but slightly constricted period piece whose stately pace is all but offset by several impressive performances.
  6. 70
    Makes for a great story.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    50
    There's a great story here, but Tucci's literate, civilized, wistful movie lacks savage impulse and refuses to show how mutual exploitation led to minor tragedy.

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