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The Professor And The Madman. Intelligent writing and great acting

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Posted on January 6, 2021 at 21:54:58
Road Warrior
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take what appears to be a mundane storyline (the story of the development of the Oxford English dictionary) to surprising heights. Sean Penn delivers as the troubled madman as does Gibson as the Professor (actually dropped out of school at 14 and put in charge of the 70+ year project). Steve Coogan, Natalie Dormer and Jennifer Ehle deliver in meaty supporting roles.

A shaky first act redeemed in spades in acts 2 & 3. Quite true to history tho they played with the timeline in a cupla spots. A 2019 production, on Ntflx. Some critics didn't like it, IMDB users loved it. ***, Joe Bob says check it out.
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We're on the same page there... was hesitant to watch..., posted on January 6, 2021 at 22:25:05
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Really don't care for Penn, Gibson... well, you never know.

But they were very solid and completely agree re acts.

A basic snooze of a story brought to enjoyable captivation.

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Gibson convincingly portraying a professor indeed goes a long way to, posted on January 7, 2021 at 05:44:51
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burnish his acting credentials.

 

RE: The Professor And The Madman. Intelligent writing and great acting, posted on January 7, 2021 at 09:30:14
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I enjoyed it. Decent acting and a good story.


 

RE: The Professor And The Madman. Intelligent writing and great acting, posted on January 7, 2021 at 12:18:55
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Also, the book was excellent-nt

 

He's had a couple of good efforts lately, posted on January 7, 2021 at 13:43:36
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Dragged Across Concrete also comes to mind. Getting ready for a reviewing with the Mrs. sometime this afternoon
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