The Public Eye
The Public Eye (1992)

Howard Franklin's neo-noir stars Joe Pesci as Leon "The Great Bernzini" Bernstein, a tabloid photographer in 1940s New York who becomes the fall guy for mob widow Kay Levitz' (Barbara Hershey) plot to sever her gangland… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 14, 1993
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Ansen

In its moody, daffy way, The Public Eye gives off an authentic reek of artistic compulsion.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Plays as if a moody 1940's noir film.

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Emanuel Levy

A period noir thriller, in which Pesci plays one of his few lead roles as Leon (Bernzy)Bernstein, a magician behind the lens with an eye for life's darker side blessed with the soul of an artist

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Michael S
Seriously underrated noir with a great performance by Pesci. This film really needs, and is really deserving of a DVD release!