The Entertainer
The Entertainer (1960)

Laurence Olivier recreates his stage role of Archie Rice in this in-your-face film adaptation of John Osborne's play. The son of a legendary music hall comedian (Roger Livesey), Archie is strictly a third-rater, headlining a tacky music… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1960
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Laurence Olivier gives one of his most riveting, Oscar-nominated performances in this bleak drama about a selfish, aging, pathological vaudevillian.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Testemunhar as estréias de Plowright e Finney no Cinema e observar os paralelos entre as atitudes de Olivier e seu personagem com relação às mulheres são, infelizmente, os únicos atrativos deste melodrama pouco inspirado.

Steve Crum

One of Olivier's best roles; overall production A+.

Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Olivier is terrific in this engrossingly sad depiction of a fading music hall performer.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A stagebound tragi-comedy that remains limp despite Sir Laurence Olivier's powerful performance.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Olivier is marvelous. A winner.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Wow, tough audience @ the Flixster. Give the poor guy a break.
Josh Morris
The Entertainer is slice of history, and is an ably presented filming of the John Osborne play. Though the story's political allegory is now old and faded… More
Randy Tippy
If you only know Olivier from dignified Shakespearian performances prepare yourself for an epiphany of colossal proportion.