‘Manglehorn’ is like a still-life of late period Al Pacino

David Gordon Green
Stars: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter
Rating: PG-13
3 (out of 5) Globes

“Manglehorn” is a character study in the purest sense of the word. It’s almost reductio ad absurdum about it. About the only thing it does is actually study a character. It’s so focused on following a single person — namely A.J. Manglehorn (Al Pacino), a locksmith tucked away in a particularly remote and gangly part of Texas — that it barely has a story, or even a character arc. The script would drive screenwriting lecturer Robert McKee mad, and as an audiene member it can ultimately seem maddeningly slight. Manglehorn is so set in his ways, so used to the albeit depressing existence he think he deserves, that he’s not about to change his ways. The film around him too is stubborn; it creates a world and then just wallows in it. It’s the

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