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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Sam Rockwell
George Clooney
Drew Barrymore
Julia Roberts
Directors
George Clooney
Screenwriters
Charlie Kaufman
Running Time
113 minutes

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Triumphant directorial debut for Clooney


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Plot
TV producer/host Chuck Barris leads a double life. When not creating the cult anti-talent search series The Gong Show or The Dating Game (the inspiration for Blind Date in the UK), he's a globe-trotting CIA assassin. But falling ratings and murderous treachery make him wonder just who he can trust. Based on a true story — but is it real?


Verdict
Hilarious and thrilling, playfully sexy and emotionally involving, this is sophisticated entertainment, which also marks the emergence of George Clooney, filmmaker. It remains to be seen whether he'll mature like Eastwood or fade like Costner, but this is a triumphant debut.


Reviewed by Rob Fraser

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