Mistress
Mistress (1991)

Hollywood once again turned the camera on itself in this story of two film-industry has-beens--a writer/director (Robert Wuhl) and a producer (Martin Landau). The duo are ready for another trip through the big-top after they find backing… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 23, 1999
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Critic Score
69%
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User Score
38%



Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Stratton
Variety

Can't seem to decide if it's supposed to be a comedy about Hollywood small-timers trying to get an indie pic off the ground, or a somber drama in which greed and lust overwhelm art.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Seeing Mistress is like getting a bad table at the in Hollywood restaurant. You're eavesdropping on all the dull conversations.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

A pitch black dark comedy.

Derek Adams
Time Out

The gags are too obvious; the conflict between art and money is hackneyed; and the plot goes badly off the rails in the later reels.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie has been described as a low-rent version of Robert Altman's "The Player," but it would be more accurate to say it's about low-rent players.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Deft Hollywood satire with a top-drawer cast.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

"Mistress" abounds with sharp comic performances that never stray into caricature or sentimentality.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Although it's never worse than watchable, the story barely expands beyond its own boundaries. It starts off appealingly small -- the way the old Albert Brooks movies used to. But it stays small.

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Film4

One of De Niro's less essential outings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Valletta
I appreciate this film more and more.