American Buffalo
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Based on a 1975 play by David Mamet, this drama follows the story of second-hand store owner Don Dubrow. When a sly customer buys a valuable Buffalo-head nickel for next to nothing, Don, his protege Bobby, and neighborhood weasel Teach contrive a plan to steal it back.
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© Hallmark Entertainment

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A three-character, one-set chamber piece, pic lacks the bravura moments of the film version of the playwright's Glengarry Glen Ross"
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Variety
"In this overly theatrical version, Hoffman gives a mediocre performance in a role that Al Pacino excelled with on stage. Failing to open up Mamet's play, confined to one locale--a junk store--the film is claustropobhic and dull, lacking emotional payoff"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"There is little sense of tension, nor any dramatically sound resolution. American Buffalo seems to end rather abruptly - but not a moment too soon"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"Dustin Hoffman channels his Ratso Rizzo character from the 1969 Midnight Cowboy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A colossal letdown that ends up running in place."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Powerful and overlooked,lost in the shuffle."
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"Mesmerized by the trademark Mamet gutter poetry, Corrente directs unobtrusively and respectfully."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"My example of a great Back Shelf Beauty"
‑ Willie Waffle,
"You only get a hint of how great the source material is."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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