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Year
1996
Runtime
130 min.
Director
Milos Forman
Genres
Drama, Biography
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
64,061
Checks
8,527
Favs
360
Dislikes
38
Favs/checks
4.2% (1:24)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The People vs. Larry Flynt paints an interesting picture of a man who only really ever wanted to make a buck, but somehow became a symbol for Freedom of Speech. Even with the added benefit of the biopic giving depth, dimension and pathos to the creator of Hustler, at no point in the film did I think anything other than he was fighting against censorship to protect his business and/or as a publicity stunt. It might have gone horribly wrong at times, but that still seems his prime motivation (give or take his Christian years, which I don't know how to interpret, the movie fails to make me understand it). As a biopic, it's fine and even fun at times. I might question some of the casting. Woody Harrelson is strong, but I'm not sure about director Milos Forman's non-actors. Flynt as one of the judges is wooden, but it's a limited part. Courtney Love is actually good, but distracting given her personal history and what happens to her character. Pulled me out of the film at various points. Oh an if you're wondering about the film's sexual content, it is surprisingly tame. That's just not what it's about. 6 years 2 months ago
  2. Joker of Gotham's avatar

    Joker of Gotham

    Great performances by Woody Harrelson and Edward Norton, great biopic movie with an interest story of an interest man.
    3.75/5
    10 years 7 months ago
  3. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Fantastic story!! The movie could be better but worths watching it 12 years 8 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #58 in Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear
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