Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer)
Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017)

Persistent wheeler-dealer Norman (Richard Gere) falls in with an Israeli politician (Lior Ashkenazi) on the rise. When the politician is elected prime minister, Norman rises in esteem with the New York Jewish community, even though his… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 14, 2017
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Norman's elegantly told story is brought brilliantly to life by a quietly powerful performance from Richard Gere.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Gere, who somehow seems to make himself physically smaller here, creates a character both infuriating and endearing.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Is Norman a macher, a schnorrer or a mensch? Thanks to the filmmaker's sensitive touch and Gere's sympathetic performance, he gets to be all three. And that calls for mazel tovs all around.

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Daniel de Partearroyo
Cinemanía (Spain)

It's not the great return of Richard Gere, but it comes close. [Full review in Spanish]

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"Norman" is a small character study of a classic wannabe - think "The King of Comedy," set in the world of Jewish politics - and when it gets bogged down in international intrigue it loses its way.

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Simon Houpt
Globe and Mail

Gere delightfully soft-shoes his way through Norman, surfacing the character's loneliness without unduly exploiting it.

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Diego Batlle

[Richard Gere is] at times submissive and accomodating; in others, noble and loyal. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Norman may be a mere wannabe, but "Norman" is a small gem.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Gere ... deserves to be remembered at awards time.

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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

While there's something deeply fascinating about the psychology of those in this tale, Cedar gives us one of the more frustrating characters to try to understand in quite some time.

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