Joe Gould's Secret
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)

This historical comedy-drama is based on the true story of Joe Gould, a bohemian eccentric who was a fixture in New York's Greenwich Village from his arrival in 1916 to his death in 1964. Gould, who claimed to be a graduate of Harvard,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 7, 2000
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2000
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

promise for dealing with the homeless common man is there, but ... falls short in this vein

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Tucci's slow-paced storytelling in "Big Night" was brave and worked beautifully, but the same technique in "Joe Gould's Secret" becomes annoying.

Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

Stanley Tucci has once more grabbed a brass ring, spinning a self-immersed, character-driven tale of a flinty mad hatter and the man who would be his storyteller.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Like its lead character, eventually becomes so aggravating that it long overstays its welcome.

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Karina Montgomery

Joe Gould's Secret - slow, detailed, cautious, and ultimately kind of obtuse. Perhaps the problem is that this is the first movie he has directed that he hasn't written.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

All the film's energy goes into Ian Holm's stellar performance.

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Cole Smithey

An interesting little movie.

Rob Gonsalves

Most of the movie is refreshingly light and good-hearted.

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Peter Henne
Film Journal International

After the conceptually madcap and sophisticated The Impostors, one expects better.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Good on you Stanley Tucci. You are as good a director as you are a performer. What a delightful tale.