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The Verdict (1982)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Sidney Lumet and actor Paul Newman Rating:5.8/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Blunt on June 7th, 2004:Find all reviews by Blunt
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:Find all reviews by Buldrebisk
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:Find all reviews by ipatrick
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.