You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

 

Rated R (MPAA) · 132 min. · 2010

Drama
A string of stellar performances can’t save Barney’s Version from the fact that it fails to distill Mordecai Richler’s final novel into something cinematically digestible. Paul Giamatti fully inhabits the character of Barney Panofsky, a prickly television producer with a taste for scotch and cigars and a knack for seducing beautiful women through sheer determination. In the 30-odd year period depicted onscreen, he collects three wives, buries friends and relatives and is suspected of murder. The sprawl of time and events proves too much to tackle, and while Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Rosamund Pike and Scott Speedman nail their supporting parts, the episodic, fly-by nature of the screenplay doesn’t allow audiences enough time to form an attachment to them or feel the film’s intended emotional impact. –Matt Semansky


See our full review: <I>Barney's Version</I> doesn't travel well

Barney's Version doesn't travel well

Despite stellar performances from Paul Giamatti and crew, the sprawling screenplay lacks emotional impact. »

Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/barneysversion
Director: Richard J. Lewis
Writer: Mordecai Richler and Michael Konyves
Producer: Robert Lantos
Cast: Rachelle Lefevre, Rosamund Pike, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Minnie Driver, Bruce Greenwood, Saul Rubinek, Scott Speedman, Mark Addy and Jake Hoffman

Now Playing

Barney's Version is not showing in any theaters in the area.

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

New Releases


© 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.