Mack the Knife
Mack the Knife (1989)

This film adaptation of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's musical play The Threepenny Opera portrays the engagement of a gangster (Raul Julia) to an innocent girl (Rachel Robertson) in Victorian-era London. The girl's family attempts… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 1, 1989
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie is finally just a slog through a half-digested plot, involving half-understood characters who bear the names, but not the meanings or the spirits, of the Brecht and Weill originals.

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