Excerpt: Which is not to say that’s a great movie; for many long stretches, it’s not even a particularly good one. But in the end, ‘The Humbling’ is one of those movies where the “plot” is far less interesting than what the movie is “about” — and in this case, it’s about acting in general and Al Pacino in particular.
Excerpt: Al Pacino stars in Barry Levinson’s ‘The Humbling,’ a film about an aging stage actor who’s lost his mojo and is simultaneously losing touch with reality. A plot that sounds familiar, but not quite.
Excerpt: Now that “Birdman” has collected awards and Oscar nominations, it’s sour grapes to suggest that an injustice has been done to “The Humbling.” Nonetheless, it [“The Humbling”] is a better movie.