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Year
1976
Runtime
121 min.
Director
Sidney Lumet
Genre
Drama
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
92,782
Checks
18,965
Favs
2,046
Dislikes
87
Favs/checks
10.8% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
24:1
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  1. Virtual Virago's avatar

    Virtual Virago

    Scathing criticism, and disturbingly prescient. It will make any reasonable person want to throw the television out the window. 5 years 5 months ago
  2. dchauvin's avatar

    dchauvin

    Well enough made and plenty of good acting performances, but I simply couldn't engage with the film. The ending was entirely at odds with the entire mood of the film too, and left me somewhat bemused as to whether this was meant to be a meaningful satire, a meaningless comedy or a scathing critique of network TV. My own inability to engage with the film leads me to disagree wholeheartedly with the first line of the DVD blurb - "even more compelling and relevant today than when it was first released." It just didn't mean much to me. 4 years 10 months ago
  3. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    The best movie made about Television and its negative influence over society... We are getting all dummies.. 5 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #27 in 1970s
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  2. This movie ranks #64 in AFI's 100 years...100 movies
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  3. This movie ranks #100 in Empire 500
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  4. This movie ranks #116 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  5. This movie ranks #183 in Reddit top 250
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  7. This movie ranks #210 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  8. This movie ranks #305 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  9. This movie ranks #314 in National Film Registry
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  10. This movie ranks #377 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  11. This movie ranks #605 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  12. This movie ranks #610 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  13. This movie ranks #791 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  14. This movie ranks #798 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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