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: 89% 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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Jim Schembri

Continuing his run of terrific latter-career performances, Richard Gere shines as a shyster who politely lies and exaggerates his way through the New York business world.

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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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Sr. Rose Pacatte
St. Anthony Messenger

Gere, who thus far has been unrecognized by the Academy, is flat-out brilliant and deserves Oscar attention.

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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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Sean Burns
New England Movies Weekly

We watch with morbid fascination as Gere talks up, down, around and in circles trying to stave off the inevitable.

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