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Director Sidney Lumet and actor Paul Newman
Rating:5.8/10 (5 votes) [
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Reviewed by Blunt on June 7th, 2004
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This is seriously misleading. Paul Newman does appear ( recorded separately from Lumet ) on the commentary track - but only for a grand total of TWO MINUTES !!
My outrage at this somewhat overshadows the fact that what remains is a solid (though not outstanding) track by Lumet. The director's book, MAKING MOVIES, is an excellent read and it led me to expect a little more from him - but this is still an above average listen.
So - seven points for the Lumet commentary. For Newman - minus four.
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on September 4th, 2009
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Sidney Lumet is great to listen to. He has an authority and dignity about him that is very pleasant to listen to. And a full track from him would probably be fantastic, but this is not that. When he speaks it is great, but he is silent for long patches of time. And just a two minute inclusion of Paul Newman is just a rip off. Good, but too little. 6/10
Reviewed by ipatrick on June 5th, 2015
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paul newman is NOT on this commentary. but lumet's commentary is very good despite there being some silences and all but it's worth it from beginning to end.
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