Lakeboat

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59

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  • Summary: Based on David Mamet's comic play, this is a depiction of the lives of sailors on the shipping freighters of the Great Lakes seen through the perspective of a young sailor working his way through college.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. The most pure of Mamet's works to come to the screen.
  2. 75
    Mantegna gives us just enough detail, enough exterior shots, so that we feel we're on a ship. All the rest is conversation and idleness. The lake boat is a lot like life.
  3. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    63
    Though Mantegna can't quite lick the essential staginess of Mamet's adaptation of his play, even with lots of scenic shots of Lake Ontario, the performances are what one would expect with such a consummate actor in charge.
  4. 60
    Forster not only makes this unlikely story emotionally believable, he moves you to tears. Lakeboat isn't much of a film, but for Forster fans, it's indispensable.
  5. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: John Petrakis
    50
    Though this film shows flashes of the electric writer Mamet was to become, Lakeboat is mostly distant thunder over choppy waters.
  6. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    30
    So fractured and so awkwardly staged that end result is an uninvolving film that’s dramatically inert and artistically shapeless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2

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