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      Fingers

      R Released Mar 2, 1978 1h 31m Drama List
      85% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 68% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Jimmy (Harvey Keitel) wants nothing more than to play Carnegie Hall. He has talent, and the ambition is definitely there. But Jimmy is the son of a mob boss (Michael V. Gazzo) and when he's not practicing piano, he's roughing up guys unable to pay their debts to his father. To ease the pressure he feels between his family obligations and his artistic ambitions, Jimmy indulges in sex and drugs. But the stress is getting too much, and Jimmy may ruin everything as his life spins out of control. Read More Read Less

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      Gary Arnold Washington Post It's difficult to perceive where a large public might be located for an introspective movie this schematic and unappealing. Mar 4, 2019 Full Review Nick Schager Lessons of Darkness A penetrating portrait of tortured, impotent masculinity and the foolishness of attempting to be something you're not. Rated: A- May 3, 2005 Full Review Tom Meek Cambridge Day ...it remains provocative... Rated: 3/4 Jan 23, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It blends together high and low culture, as Toback bet on this combo to win despite its long odds. Rated: B+ Mar 7, 2015 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion Portrait of the artist as a young thug Feb 6, 2010 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Wow. Cool. Rated: 4/5 Nov 20, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Shioka O I always appreciate Keitel's commitment, he is good one-of-a -kind actor. but this film is not so much. Quite sketchy. There are other great character study films out there. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/18/22 Full Review Audience Member Interesting, tense film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review delysid d i dont get what im supposed to like about this stupid mr. fingers. who gives a shit what he does Rated 1 out of 5 stars 07/21/18 Full Review Audience Member I understand that this is the bastard step child of Mean Streets and other gritty, urban, realistic 70's cinema...I understand Harvey Keitel is a very good actor. It doesn't mean I have to like this film or any of the characters. In fact, it's extremely unlikeable, even before the prostate exam scene. (Yes, really. Perhaps another nod to the title?) The sound mixing is awful. The dichotomy of a man who loves classical piano and 60's pop music really doesn't work. If he had found his way to CBGBs instead of walking around listening to Summertime and Angel of the Morning---it still would have been awful but at least it would have been so aurally annoying. I haven't been so grateful a movie was over since Titanic. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member What was the point of this awful, nonsensical movie? None that I could see. Ugly and aimless. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Fascinating at times, but at other times it feels like it's slacking in certain areas which prevents it from reaching the Taxi Driver meets Bad Lieutenant vibe that the movie seems to be going for. Harvey was great as always, and made it seem like he was actually playing the piano as good as his character was. I loved the character in general and even though I feel like he was little let down by the direction in some parts, I think the character of Johnny Fingers in general is what makes the movie so interesting to watch. Worth a watch. Even if it might not be exactly what your expecting. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Jimmy (Harvey Keitel) wants nothing more than to play Carnegie Hall. He has talent, and the ambition is definitely there. But Jimmy is the son of a mob boss (Michael V. Gazzo) and when he's not practicing piano, he's roughing up guys unable to pay their debts to his father. To ease the pressure he feels between his family obligations and his artistic ambitions, Jimmy indulges in sex and drugs. But the stress is getting too much, and Jimmy may ruin everything as his life spins out of control.
      Director
      James Toback
      Producer
      George Barrie
      Screenwriter
      James Toback
      Distributor
      Worldvision Enterprises Inc., Brut Productions
      Production Co
      Brut Productions, Fingers Productions, Inc.
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 2, 1978, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 21, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 31m
      Sound Mix
      Mono