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The Bonfire of the VanitiesAfter his mistress runs over a young teen, powerful Wall Street executive Sherman McCoy sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Bonfire of the Vanities"Brian De PalmaBirthdate: 11 September 1940, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Creators of "The Bonfire of the Vanities"Michael CristoferBirthdate: 22 January 1945, Trenton, New Jersey, USATom WolfeBirthdate: 2 March 1931, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Bonfire of the Vanities"Orlando SentinelJune 28, 2013
If you're interested in a faithful visual adaptation of Wolfe's novel, be assured that this isn't it.Philadelphia InquirerJune 28, 2013
What a mess.Rolling StoneJune 28, 2013
On film, Bonfire achieves a consistency of ineptitude rare even in this era of over-inflated cinematic air bags.Seattle TimesJune 28, 2013
If you loved Wolfe's book, you may very well hate the movie. If you simply liked the novel, you may be simultaneously entertained and disappointed by what De Palma and Cristofer have done to it.Los Angeles TimesJune 28, 2013
Certainly Wolfe's canvas might lend itself to a broad approach, but broad like Dr. Strangelove, not broad like the Three Stooges.Chicago TribuneJune 28, 2013
The film was cast wrong and written shallowly.Reel Film ReviewsMay 10, 2016
It's ultimately not difficult to see why The Bonfire of the Vanities was (and still is) regarded as an epic big-budget bomb...People MagazineJune 28, 2013
Brian DePalma lapses into idle, slapsticky digressions. You don't get angry at what he's attacking, or defensive; you just get weary.Philadelphia Daily NewsJune 28, 2013
Tom Wolfe's widely read satire becomes a tedious farce, turning one of the year's most anticipated movies into one of the most disappointing.South Florida Sun-SentinelJune 28, 2013
Brian DePalma`s The Bonfire of the Vanities is a perfect example of how a best-selling book can be carefully altered, perceptively pruned and converted into an intriguing motion picture.TV GuideJune 28, 2013
Reduced to pure plot, the narrative is not so much a sendup of 1980s hypocrisy as an orgy of banal, juvenile mean-spiritedness. The irony of Wolfe's book becomes shrill, screaming sarcasm, unpleasant, and, worse, unfunny.Film4June 28, 2013
In this heavy-handed and uneven treatment, De Palma drains Tom Wolfe's original story of its humour, and must shoulder the blame for its failure.
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