Mickey One
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Often described as a French New Wave film made in Hollywood, Arthur Penn's 1965 art movie enters the unsettlingly paranoid world of a nightclub comic on the run from the Mob. Having fooled around with the wrong blonde and gambled himself into an unpayable debt, an entertainer (Warren Beatty) flees to Chicago, where he hides out and changes his name to Mickey One. He hooks up with Jenny (Alexandra Stewart) and Castle (Hurd Hatfield), the owner of the nightclub Xanadu, but he cannot shake the paralyzing conviction that he's being pursued no matter where he is. After being beaten by… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"West Chicago has never been more lunar and rapturously stark than as filmed by Ghislain Cloquet for Penn's Mickey One."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"Flawed (it's A bit artsy and pretentious), but full of interesting ideas and characters, this collaboration between star Warren Beatty and director Arthur Penn precedes by two years Bonnie and Clyde, their masterpiece."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Pretentious art film that lacks the power to hold the viewer's attention."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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