The Comedian

Movie

Robert De Niro will play Jackie Burke, a raging comic past his prime who clings to any recognition that comes from his days as a beloved TV character as he tries to reignite his stagnant career. Sentenced to community service for hitting a heckler in the head with a microphone, the comic meets Harmony, a dazzling and defiant redhead who turns his life sideways.

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C/A+
Truthfully, the only reason to even watch “The Comedian” is for Cloris Leachman’s approximately five minutes of screen time. The 90-year-old legend plays a TV icon being roasted...
11h ago
C-/A+
The Comedian feels mainly like a vanity project for De Niro, who gets to be oh so adored and woo a younger woman.
11h ago
Robert De Niro stars as a bitter stand-up comic in this character study with a strong supporting cast.
11h ago
De Niro’s turn as a misanthropic weather-beaten comic who can’t seem to shake his annoying alter-ego, mixes Bad Grandpa’s puerile pathos and Louie’s darkness.
11h ago
50/100
Robert De Niro plays an aging stand-up comic looking for a big comeback.
11h ago
50/100
The movie aims to be “The Wrestler” for the comedy-club set, but it too often settles for cheap gags and even cheaper sentiment.
11h ago
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