He Was A Quiet Man
He Was A Quiet Man (2007)

Bob Maconel is about to have a bad day. Another eight hours of sitting in a dull gray cubicle, ignored by his co-workers, existing in a world where he feels completely out of sync. On this particularly bad day, Bob crosses the line from… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 15, 2008
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

With the right audience He Was a Quiet Man might well play as black comedy. But Slater, disappearing into his role, brings a note of earnest desperation to his performance that's hard to laugh at, and hard to look away from.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

He's [Christian Slater] still a capable actor, but seems to be having as much trouble finding good scripts as his Heathers co-star Winona Ryder.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Occasionally works as a black comedy, but there's nothing real or true in it

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

Slater does well to soften the lines of his no-hoper caricature, but writer-director Cappello steers his film to nowhere particularly memorable.

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S. James Wegg
JWR

Cappello's brilliant script and expert storytelling would merely be interesting if anyone other than Christian Slater had been cast as Bob Maconel.

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Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com

The nightmare is enhanced by Slater's gonzo performance. It's great to see the once mighty king of cool challenged in Quiet Man with a complex role that Slater bites down hard on.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

Imagine Marty if Marty had turned out to be the Unabomber and you'll have the gist of writer-director Frank Cappello's oddly compelling, pitch-black comedy.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

He Was a Quiet Man devolves near the end, but it has enough memorable moments (a comic-turned-horrible karaoke sequence is a highlight) to merit a cautious recommendation.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Slater really sells Bob's tormented inner soul in a very appealing way; he feels like a real person inside his insane world.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Bob Maconel: There comes a time when the diseased and the weak must be sacrificed to save the herd. "A daily routine that changes from one moment to… More
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Christian Slater, Elisha Cuthbert, William H. Macy Bob Maconel (Christian Slater) is about to have a bad day. Another eight hours of sitting in a dull grey… More
Cameron Sherwell
A very interesting film that wouldn't have worked as well with anyone else leading it other then Christian Slater who really digs deep to give what is… More
Wahida K
He seemed like such a nice guy.. He pretty much kept to himself...
Nicki Marie
Good movie. I actually did not recognise Christian Slater here - definitely not a glamour role for him, playing a downtrodden, henpecked office employee who is… More
Derek Daniels
I wasn't incredibly interested in this movie, just kind of intrigued about it since reading the synopsis. Cubicle drone gets tired of his life and plans to… More