The Great Buck Howard

User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22

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  1. SomeGuy
    Aug 8, 2009
    1
    I can't believe people actually liked this. Three of us watched this and it was like watching paint dry. The attempts at humor were so lame that it was actually uncomfortable watching this....embarassingly bad. I'll never get that 2 hours of my life back. No wonder this went straight to DVD and nobody had heard of it....but oh, it's got Tom Hanks in it so it must be I can't believe people actually liked this. Three of us watched this and it was like watching paint dry. The attempts at humor were so lame that it was actually uncomfortable watching this....embarassingly bad. I'll never get that 2 hours of my life back. No wonder this went straight to DVD and nobody had heard of it....but oh, it's got Tom Hanks in it so it must be funny.....his 10 seconds of screen time were as dull as the rest of this garbage. Expand
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 80
    A fine little comedy and a hilarious character study of an ego gone wild.
  2. A warm, amiable glimpse at the end of the showbiz road.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    70
    Behind-the-curtains comedy reps an amusing showcase for John Malkovich's diva-like theatrics in the title role.