Parents' Guide to

The Humbling

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Aging actor blends truth and fantasy in slow, mature drama.

Movie R 2015 113 minutes
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Pacino is the emotional anchor of THE HUMBLING. Though he's been known to oversell his roles, here he folds into himself. It's a muted performance that sometimes works but often doesn't. Not much happens in the film, and what does occur seems less exciting to viewers because Pacino seems so uninterested in what he's doing. The Humbling begins with a sequence that feels otherworldly and not quite real, and questions about what's actually happening and what's in Simon's head will linger to the end. But will the audience care? Probably not.

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