Oleanna (1994)

This focuses upon sexual harassment in academia. John is a burned out professor with a mid-life crisis. He thinks of leaving his family and the ivory tower. He is a conceited and self-deluded man. Carol is a failing student who comes to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 4, 1994
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2003
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Overly schematic and the least effective screen adaptation of a David Mamet play.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

As to be expected, the Mamet-speak is sharp, witty and masterful.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Stale and stagy.

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Mark Bourne

...feels like it was made in a rush, on the cheap, and to fulfill a contractual obligation.... a disappointment compared to his House of Games or Heist, which at least possessed the fall-back position of being intermittently entertaining.

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David Bezanson

the film tried a little too hard to make the audience squirm -- but it also forced me to think.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Mamet's most frustrating movie

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Zeroes in on the lust for power that lies behind the confrontations waged in the name of gender, class, age, and political correctness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
A compelling, elocuent, dialogue-driven, unpretentious, well made two characters drama. Mamet's prose really works.
Leo L
An interesting movie.
Kit X
A tad dry on screen. would have been interesting to see how a different director would have handled it - maybe emphasised the sensual experiences. Read the… More