The Designated Mourner
The Designated Mourner (1997)

This film adaptation of the acclaimed play by Wallace Shawn takes place in an unnamed country, where a repressive regime has come to power and begun rounding up and executing intellectuals. Jack (Mike Nichols), a journalist who aspired to a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 8, 2000
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Has a way of hiding in a dark corner of your memory, and popping out when you least expect it.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

With only one viewing, understanding it, and more importantly caring about it, becomes a challenge. Whether the material is worth the effort is problematic.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Shawn's play never becomes a movie.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Culture lovers will relish this film's rigorous examination of class warfare and the dire effects of both ivory tower intellectualism and political repression.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
If you are in the mood for it...you often aren't