MGM/UA Distribution Company | Release Date: December 16, 1988
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Universal acclaim based on 224 Ratings
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Trev29Sep 3, 2012
The movie was sincere and while it wasn't the greatest the actors put in all they could. There were some funny lines throughout, but most of it was pretty tiresome to watch.
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SummersausageJan 6, 2013
It was alright. Just a cute story with Dustin Hoffman in a solid role. Just because it is heartfelt and shows a guy grow to like another, that doesn't mean the movie forms a classic sentimental bond. it was too long with blatant dramaticIt was alright. Just a cute story with Dustin Hoffman in a solid role. Just because it is heartfelt and shows a guy grow to like another, that doesn't mean the movie forms a classic sentimental bond. it was too long with blatant dramatic irony. It made me feel bad for the guy and want it turn out well but it was just a simple heart throb. Expand
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YoonMinC.Oct 24, 2003
Hoffman in his worst role, staring into blank space and pawing the air as the autistic(near genius)older brother of Tom Cruise. That in itself is as ludicrous as the idea of Schwarzneggar and DeVito being twins. Heavy handed, pointless, and Hoffman in his worst role, staring into blank space and pawing the air as the autistic(near genius)older brother of Tom Cruise. That in itself is as ludicrous as the idea of Schwarzneggar and DeVito being twins. Heavy handed, pointless, and ultimately predictable and preachy, it's the sort of film to hog the Oscars which it did. The sense of eccentricity and personal commitment so evident in Diner is entirely missing in this washed out drizzle of a movie. Cynically, one can say it gave both Hoffman and Cruise opportunities to exploit one another: Cruise being box office draw and Hoffman as respected veteran actor. Expand
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PatC.Jan 5, 2004
How much did Hoffman have to tone it down to make Cruise look good? Whenever a movie is in danger of totally bombing, the solution is to send the characters to Vegas. The action there makes this show memorable. Hoffman's analysis of an How much did Hoffman have to tone it down to make Cruise look good? Whenever a movie is in danger of totally bombing, the solution is to send the characters to Vegas. The action there makes this show memorable. Hoffman's analysis of an Australian airline was a fat informative bonus for the traveling public. Expand
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MikeMar 27, 2005
I cant believe this movie got a Best Picture award from the Oscars! The movie is ok, but it isn't great! Didn't find Hoffmans performance to believable, and the whole story was just silly.
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