The Impostors
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Actor Stanley Tucci made his directorial debut with a strong cast in this Depression Era farce focusing on two struggling two New York actors. In opening scenes, Maurice (Oliver Platt) and Arthur (Tucci) fabricate a fake fight at an outdoor cafe, do acting exercises, audition for a theater director (Woody Allen in an uncredited cameo), stage a pastry shop argument (to get food), and watch over-the-top, Barrymoresque actor Jeremy Burtom (Alfred Molina) on Broadway in Hamlet. Later, Burtom overhears himself insulted by a drunken Maurice and gives chase, forcing Arthur and Maurice to hide in a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I grew weary of all the Keystone-age antics."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A good farce is a rare thing."
‑ Carlo Cavagna,
"The working title was Ship of Fools but should have been Abbott and Costello Take Some Speed."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"Sublime comedic charm!"
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"This is easily one of the funniest films of the year and in many a year. A laugh riot. Honest. Please, Mum, give me more!"
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"Sputtering like a two-day old campfire, the story plays like an ad-lib sketch that was never polished or completed."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Slight but creative little comedy."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Lawrence Journal-World
"Tucci firms up an intelligent entertainment, giving us the lowdown on some highbrows who really aren't the sophisticates they appear."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"For every inspired character and performance, there are duds."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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