Illuminata (1999)

An ambitious, restless writer, Tuccio is the resident playwright of a struggling New York City repertory company, who has written a new play for Rachel, the woman he loves and the theater's company manager. When Tuccio stages his new… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 6, 1999
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Clearly a labor of love, this sophomore effort from Turturro (a better actor than helmer), about fables and foibles of a tightly knit acting troup at turn of the century New York, is structurally messy and unevenly acted; a step fown from his debut Mac

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This clever comedy probes the fascinating intersection of love and creativity.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I can't see a general audience taking to this strictly for the theater crowd film.

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Michael Dequina

With a streamlined script--and a resulting clearer focus--Illuminata could have been a lot more than what it is

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Steve Rhodes
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Turturro overdirects his players with an athletic intensity.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Charming, but finally strangely unsatisfying.

Kevin Lally
Film Journal International

The movie takes on more than it can handle, but the cast is strong and there are a number of lovely and funny moments to savor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Linda K. T.
Amazing directing from Turturro and amazing cast (especially Christopher Walken)!