The Horse's Mouth
The Horse's Mouth (1958)

The Horse's Mouth is an acting and a writing tour de force for Alec Guinness, who authored the screenplay in addition to starring in the film. Gulley Jimson (Alec Guinness) is an aging artist with a reputation as a genius, though he… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 1, 1958
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It smacks more of an Ealing low-brow whimsical comedy than anything more artistic.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Quite probably the best film ever made about a painter.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

testament to both Guinness' acting prowess and his writing ability

Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Guinness creates a unique, full-bodied porttrait of the artist as an always-young man.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A wonderfully colorful screen rendition of Joyce Cary's 1944 novel about an eccentric artist

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Christopher Null

Hard not to like

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Ao mesmo tempo comovente e hilário, o filme traz Guinness em uma de suas melhores performances - e a luta do pintor Gulley Jimson para realizar sua visão é inesquecível.

Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Imagine The Three Stooges by way of 'The New Yorker' magazine, and you're getting close.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Alec Guinness out does himself in this comic slice of life of an all out artist visionary, ever on the lookout for his next drink, woman, or blank wall space… More
Alec Barniskis
A great portrayal of artistic genius/madness. Doing the film as a comedy is probably what makes most of whats being said about the impossibility of artistic… More
Stephen M
This bittersweet comedy, scripted by and starring Alec Guinness, came very warmly recommended, and it didn't disappoint. I suppose it could be described as… More
Stella Dallas
gully jimson, mad artist, is my favorite alec guiness character. it's a shame so few people have seen or heard of this film. 4 for the film, 5 for… More