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Factotum

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Factotum

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
94 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/18/06
performer:
Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Fisher Stevens, Marisa Tomei
director:
Bent Hamer
author:
Bent Hamer, Jim Stark
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

As Charles Bukowski’s fictional alter ego, Matt Dillon gets a few things right, notably the author’s brusque, lord-of-the-streets grace, his way of uttering harsh thoughts in soft tones. Too bad the film was directed by Norwegian minimalist Bent Hamer, who employs a flaccid diary approach.