The Comic
The Comic (1969)

Carl Reiner directed and co-wrote this comedy-drama which tells the tale of a silent screen comedian whose talent doesn't quite outstrip his knack for self-sabotage. Billy Bright (Dick Van Dyke) narrates the story from his coffin, as he… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 19, 1969
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's the kind of pic that you wanted to be better than it turned out, nevertheless even if it lets you down there's enough that's fascinating to keep you tuned in.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Custard mixes with arsenic in Reiner's bright meditation on slapstick

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's hard not to admire the film for its peculiar tone.

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