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The Great Buck Howard (2009) Movie Information

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Sean McGinly


Colin Hanks
B.J. Hendricks
John Malkovich
Griffin Dunne
Steve Zahn
Tom Hanks





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A young, law-school dropout answers an ad to become an assistant and finds himself at the whim of a failing magician trying to stage the comeback of a lifetime.

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dukeakasmudge 07/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The Great Buck Howard.......Was GREAT!!!! I enjoyed every minute of it & John Malkovich was 1 of a kind as The Great Buck Howard.I liked the ending & I kinda didn't.In some ways I wish Troy would've stayed & in some ways, I'm glad he moved on with his life.Most of all, I'm just happy Buck kept doing what he loved

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Ichabod Crane 11/05/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I liked this film partially due to its overly strangeness of one of the main characters. That character Buck Howard is great and fun to follow his exploits throughout the film. The parts I did not like involved the character played by Colin Hanks he was not interesting like Buck Howard and his relationship with the biggest female character is rather forced, and that character I felt was just annoying and rather a jerk. But I would watch because the scenes with Buck Howard are great and luckily he is in most of the film.

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07/05/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Great Buck Howard

Although it is quite better than I might have imagined, it also drags towards the end. Colin Hanks is not the most charming actor, but from all those who have benefited from nepotism in Hollywood, he is not the worst.

Emily Blunt was charming as usual, but it was disturbing that she's had love scenes with both Tom Hanks (Charlie Wilson's War) and now his son in this film. Oh well. Her character was kind of slutty, and the writer says she was completely made-up.

John Malkovich was mainly good. However, sometimes when he was chewing Colin Hanks out, I wish he would have made me tremble out of fear a bit more. While it is not as unmissable as the guys from At the Movies would have you believe, I still had a great time, and made the guy next to me uncomfortable from laughing so much.

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