Mac (1992)

Actor John Turturro spent a dozen years getting his script for Mac before the cameras; he'd originally planned to merely act in the film, but the stringent budget required that he direct as well. Turturro plays Mac, one of three grown… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2004
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

[Mac] he represents something real in the modern American character, and at the end of the film we feel that Mac's qualities are needed in an age when people would rather make money out of money than houses out of lumber.

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Emanuel Levy

Like his role model Cassavetes, Turturro, paying tribute to his carpenter father, expresses as much affection for the craft of the actor as for the craft of the blue-collar laborer-hero who takes tremendous pride in his work and class.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

Much of the film's narrative is muddled and disjointed.

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Jeff Simon
Buffalo News

Turturro the fine actor has enlisted other fine actors to fill minor roles... he's a promising director with a fine eye.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...Turturro does a fantastic job of establishing this blue-collar world...

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Malcolm Johnson
Hartford Courant

Mac is admirable, but too rarely inspiring or entertaining.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

An intense consideration of work, a subject that is routinely given short-shrift by most American filmmakers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A blue-collar New Yorker forms a construction business with his brothers. John Turturro is a gifted actor, and in this film he shows himself a capable director.… More
Christopher Brown
The kind of movie one would expect directed by an actor. Great performances by the whole cast in a touching, dramatic story.
Tim Sigur
I have an affection for this film, but there are still parts that bother me. The entire cast does a great job. Michael Baladucco gives an amazing performance… More
Anthony Valletta
A nice little indie film.