The Horse's Mouth
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The Horse's Mouth
The Horse's Mouth is an acting and a writing tour de force for Alec Guinness, who authored the screenplay in addition to starring in the film. Gulley Jimson (Alec Guinness) is an aging artist with a reputation as a genius, though he lives an impoverished life. Jimson has reached the point in his life where he no longer feels any need to moderate his irascible persona -- he has a taste for alcohol and a tendency toward boisterous spirits where the ladies are concerned -- in search of canvasses to paint and commissions that will allow him to live comfortably, and Guinness lives the role to… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It smacks more of an Ealing low-brow whimsical comedy than anything more artistic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Quite probably the best film ever made about a painter."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"testament to both Guinness' acting prowess and his writing ability"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Guinness creates a unique, full-bodied porttrait of the artist as an always-young man."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"A wonderfully colorful screen rendition of Joyce Cary's 1944 novel about an eccentric artist"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Hard not to like"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Ao mesmo tempo comovente e hilário, o filme traz Guinness em uma de suas melhores performances - e a luta do pintor Gulley Jimson para realizar sua visão é inesquecível."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Imagine The Three Stooges by way of 'The New Yorker' magazine, and you're getting close."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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