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1,766 Ratings

The Player

Directed by Robert Altman
United States, 1992
Comedy, Thriller


A studio executive is being blackmailed by a writer whose script he rejected but which one? Loaded with Hollywood insider jokes.

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The Player Directed by Robert Altman

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1992 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

Academy Awards

1993 | 3 nominations including: Best Director

While The Player looks great, especially in this 4K restoration, few shots stand out for pure pictorial beauty. Instead, Altman does what he does best by having a roaming camera restlessly pan, track, and slowly zoom, navigating the locations and capturing and conveying the vibrancy of the setting. There is a continuity of foreground and background, where even extraneous exchanges generate spatial consistency as Altman increases points of aural relevance regardless of the apparent visual focus.
August 23, 2016
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Robbins’ charisma is complemented by the sensual confidence of Altman’s direction, which merges sinuous dolly shots with surreal horror expressionism, tightening a formalist vice that nevertheless accommodates the sort of loose behavioral sketches for which the director’s known. The film’s satire seems mild now… but Altman’s erotic, ironically humane anti-human craftsmanship has resisted the ravages of time, remaining vital in a new age that lives and breathes cynicism.
May 22, 2016
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Altman uses his usual chaotic, overlapping dialogue and abrupt, attention-shifting zooms in a context full of familiar faces, having convinced dozens of celebrities to pop in as themselves; the result has a fun-house-mirror quality that he makes explicit in a wildly stylized sex scene midway through the film.
May 21, 2016
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