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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer is a movie starring Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, and Michael Sheen. Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his...

Other Titles
Norman, Wzloty i upadki Normana, Norman: Confie em Mim, Oppenheimer Strategies, Norman: Mierny vzostup a tragický pád stratéga z New Yorku, Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer, Norman: Egy New York-i szélhámos mérsékelt felemelkedése és tragikus bukása, 嘘はフィクサーのはじまり, Ο κύριος Τίποτα, Norman: El hombre que lo conseguía todo, L'incredibile vita di Norman
Running Time
1 hours 58 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama, Thriller
Director
Joseph Cedar
Writer
Joseph Cedar
Actors
Michael Sheen, Lior Ashkenazi, Steve Buscemi, Richard Gere
Country
USA, Israel
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

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Cynthia Carlson

You know how Hollywood can write something and then either make it real hard for people to watch or a lot of other people to enjoy? I just watched a movie called 'Norman' in which a real person becomes a real person. The director didn't do any editing at all. There were no cuts. The movie is completely true to the life of Norman Rockwell. Every scene is consistent. You can go back and watch this movie again and again. Just like you can go back and watch this movie again and again. The soundtrack is so real it almost looks as if it was recorded in a day. I think the people who make these documentaries should actually be like Norman Rockwell. They should focus on the very smallest details of a character's life. It's much more entertaining. This is a must watch movie. It will be one of those movies that you'll watch time and time again. In fact, this movie was on my TV list for a while. However, I had to search long and hard for it to come on. It was also on my TV list for a while and so I could only watch it once. Norman Rockwell is such a wonderful person. I think he deserved an Oscar for this film. I think he is a true hero. Norman Rockwell is a real hero. I think he is a hero to so many people.

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Wayne H.

I really loved this movie. I went in expecting a story that was typical of a thriller, but I was surprised to learn that this is a story of two men who start out as bad people but then end up good people. The story is very unique. I'm a big fan of Peter Sarsgaard. His role in the movie was good, but he didn't have a huge part, but still a very important one. I loved the performance of Patrick Fugit and the character of Roy Hobbs. David Caruso is also great in this film. I recommend this movie to everyone who is interested in the world of the mafia. It is also a must see for fans of movies with movies stars. I hope you guys see it and I hope you all enjoy it!

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Jesse H.

What is the funniest, most entertaining film of the year? It's certainly not The Grand Budapest Hotel, but I think I might have seen it somewhere. It was a few years ago and I watched it and was in the mood to go home and write this. How wrong I was. The Grand Budapest Hotel was a terrific film but the one I think I might have watched it for. The Grand Budapest Hotel's premise is simple: an older man, Norman, works in the NYC coffee shop and is the caretaker of the Grand Budapest Hotel. He's lived the life of a star without being famous and he wants to give something back to the city. His life changes when his company refuses to sell him a new apartment due to a contract dispute. He decides to open up an auction for the hotel. On the other side, he finds a group of old colleagues that will do anything for a "compensation". It's a strange time and the hotel management team doesn't understand the meaning of this. It seems that Norman is not what he seems. There is something very disturbing going on inside his head. To make the film, well I can only say that I was well prepared. I saw the trailer and the trailer. I didn't know what to expect and it was a bit weird. But I think that I knew what to expect. It has some really great actors that gave brilliant performances. When you are watching this film, you really want to see them make a good film. They are not only in the film, but are also in the script. There are scenes where you feel like you're watching a documentary. This film is definitely not for the casual viewer but I think that it has something for the hard-core fans. It's well made, well acted and it's well paced. It's a very interesting film and I think that I would recommend it to anyone. I think that if you are interested in a story of a man that doesn't think the way the others do, then this film is for you. If you are interested in a film that involves a lot of love, drama, and history, then you should definitely check out this film. The film is about a man who feels out of place in a place he should be. The film really has something for everyone and I don't know what else to say except that I really liked this film and recommend it to anyone.

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Robert Stone

I saw Norman in the theater in 1995. It was in the summer, and it was with a bunch of friends, who were all high school kids. I remember the most chilling moments in the film for me were the ones when two of my friends stood at a small table and were eating popcorn while a killer roller coaster was going past the table. The last scene of the film is when Norman walks out of the store with his buddy and is confronted by the killer on the roller coaster. I remember that one was really scary because I was on the edge of my seat. I don't know if I should write about this film. There are so many themes and images that run through the film. I am sure that many people have seen the movie and have questions. They are asked during the questions. In the end, when he realizes that the Killer was in the store and the police have had no leads on him, Norman is able to escape and disappear. He didn't have a lot of time to think of his next move. At the end, when he sees the killer, the question he asks is: "What are you going to do?." As I was watching the film, I had this feeling that Norman was not really a hero or a villain, he was just a guy that was caught up in the moment. That is why the viewer is left feeling so happy when Norman comes home. Norman was just a normal guy caught up in his moment. The killer was able to terrify Norman because he knew Norman and knew that Norman was not a normal person. That is why the killer's intentions were so real and dangerous. In the end, the killer was nothing more than an angry man who was unable to give up. Norman was able to change that in him.

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Debra W.

This is not a good movie, but it is a very good movie. When you first see the film you will know what I am talking about. The plot is perfect. You will see what I mean when you see the film. There are too many adjectives to describe the story. That is what makes the film so great. This is the story of a young Norman Rockwell (Paul Sorvino) who's mother's life was ruined because he doesn't have money. He ends up working for a Wall Street firm and has to take a job working with the son of a millionaire (Billy Drago). As he's getting to know his new employer he tries to tell him how he's made his money. During the course of the film Norman finds out that his son is a nutcase who also has a drinking problem. There is not much more to say. The film is really the story of Norman. He is the backbone of this movie. It is this all that makes it so great. Paul Sorvino is fantastic as Norman. It is he who carries the film. The rest of the cast is great as well. The other supporting actors are great as well. The direction of Peter Gerety is very good. You will know what I am talking about when you see the film. The film also has the perfect music. For the opening credits you will hear the title song that was done by Billy Drago. It is a perfect title for this film. There are scenes in the film that are done in a very original way. This is a film that you can watch and enjoy with your friends over a bottle of wine. It is a great film. A great film. A film that will be remembered for the next forty years.

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Howard J.

I think there is a connection between this film and "The Parallax View" as well. I've watched both many times. But this movie is so different than "The Parallax View" that I couldn't resist watching it again, just to know how it would be if I watched it before. But then, after about 20 minutes, I became very interested in the plot, and I couldn't wait for the end. It was better than I expected, as I couldn't expect it to be a classic.

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Joseph

This movie is a very realistic portrayal of the rise and fall of Norman Rockwell. And the middle is where the story really starts. It's easy to say this is a book about Norman Rockwell but there is so much more to it. It's a picture of the 50's and 60's that was born from his life. This movie is like a retelling of the life of the greatest American artist of all time. A living painting that never runs out of gas. I believe the movie could be made into a full length play but I believe the best way to view it is as a short movie.

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Mary

I saw this movie the other day. I'm not normally a big fan of Cary Elwes but this movie was fantastic. There is so much to say about this movie. I just want to say that it's hard to find a movie like this that is actually good. This movie is very well made. I've seen a lot of movies like this and this is the best of the lot. And this is a real good example of an indie movie. This movie has a very good plot, wonderful acting, and excellent direction. This is a movie that is not for everybody. I like it very much and I think it is a great movie. If you liked this movie you will like this. I give this movie a 9 out of 10.

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Evelyn S.

In the first hour of the movie, I was blown away. This is a must-see! This is the best drama I've ever seen, with no hamming, no soft-focus, and no lazy screenplay. It is one thing to be able to create a character who can't believe his own father is bad, it's another thing to make that character realize that his father is worse. That's what happens here, I know it's hard to believe that an honest and good man like Norman would be so cruel. He wouldn't have done the things he did, just as we don't believe that a professional politician would give money to people he knows are corrupt. This movie, in its style, is beautiful, no matter how dark it gets. It is realistic, and shows us how a man can go crazy over a single word spoken to him. I don't see how anyone can compare this movie to "Collateral", but "Norman" is simply superb.

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Amanda

I was skeptical at first, when I saw a trailer for this movie, where this was actually meant to be a thriller, but as the movie went on I realized it was very much like a documentary, where this is what happens in the real world, but in a very realistic way, where these three characters played by Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain, and Andy Serkis, had to deal with this situation, and each of them had their own reasons to do so. This was very exciting to watch, the story had a good progression, and the characters were very realistic, I really loved the way it was filmed, and I really enjoyed this film.

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Willie

This is a great film, but it's still a great film because it's absolutely true. I have read a lot of reviews about this film saying things like "people in the 80s made poor decisions in regards to drugs and alcohol." and I disagree with that, and it's true, but the people making these comments haven't really seen it. What they've seen is the people that are living the 90s and you can't blame them. The film focuses on people in the early 90s. Norman (Gary Oldman) and Cassie (Halle Berry) are two young men who met in a bar when Norman was an office worker and Cassie was his secretary. Norman was an intelligent and well educated young man and had made a decent living working as a construction worker, but it was his recent arrest that took his mind off his work. He's got a lot of issues with alcohol and drugs and for years he's been caught doing things to himself that he wouldn't admit to. This is the turning point for Norman and he has to make the right decisions to put things behind him. The problem with this film is that it's based on a true story. While some movies are true stories because they are based on a true event, in this case the movie is based on a true story. This isn't a film about an issue or about a set of characters that I would really care about or have any interest in. It's a story about people, and I think it's a great film because it shows how difficult it is to make the right decisions when you're a young man, and it shows how great it is to turn your life around when you're an adult. You can't win them all, but I think that this movie shows that if you try hard enough, the right decision can be made. You can't give up. There's also a strong supporting cast, and that really helps in this film. I think that this is a very good movie. I don't think that it's the best movie of the year, but it is definitely a good film and I would recommend it to anyone. This is not a film that I would watch once, but I would definitely recommend it to everyone that I know that has a boyfriend or girlfriend that I'm looking forward to. The supporting cast is great and makes it a great movie.

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Ryan Martinez

Well acted, intriguing, and a bit overblown in its presentation. But the performances are flawless. I had to laugh at the parts where the actors made a "murder" gesture and a cop said "Whoa, we gotta go check on that." Those types of scenes were too few, and in the long run, that was the end result of the film's intent to make it hard to connect with the characters. I had to find out for myself who the characters were and what their intentions were, which was a good thing. If the characters were too obvious and easy to figure out, it would have been boring. I'm glad this film managed to do so, because in the end, it did not need to be deep or obscure in order to make a point. To summarize: It was an effective film, I liked it, and the acting was solid, but the subplot was overblown, which took away from the film's success. It would have been better if it had been a bit more subtle in the way it presented the characters.

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Deborah Sanders

The plot is almost as compelling as the film itself, but there's more to the film than just the narrative. The film's documentary style, while primarily relied on by documentaries, is very successful. For the most part, I didn't notice a plot, or how the movie was structured. The structure is not the point, the structure is the point. However, while the documentary style has the best effect in the documentary style, the most interesting scenes are the narrative scenes. The narrative scenes are the most compelling, and are shot as though they were filmed by a documentary. When a scene of a prostitute is being driven by a truck, the scenes are placed so that the viewer knows exactly how the prostitute is being transported, but at the same time the viewer doesn't have to think about it. When a scene of a hooker is being told that the camera has stopped recording, the viewer knows exactly what the hooker is hearing, but at the same time doesn't have to know what the hooker is hearing. There are very few film makers who can do this, and it is quite uncommon to find a documentary style that can do this, but the fact that the scenes of the hooker's life are filmed like this and the stories that the hooker tells are told in this fashion (or by the same camera movements) makes the narrative style seem as though it were filmed by a documentary. If you're looking for a documentary style to see in a movie, you should definitely check out Hanger's. It is definitely worth seeing, especially because it is the first documentary style film in a long time, and because it is very effective at telling a story. It is the most effective documentary style in the history of the genre.

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Louis W.

I recently watched this film. I think I'm going to have to watch it again. The story is interesting. The cast is good. The music is good. It's a great movie. The beginning is a little slow. The ending is different. But I was never bored or confused.

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Vincent Tucker

I was very lucky to see this movie at the Toronto Film Festival last week, as it was shown in English, in English Subtitles, in English. I am not from the New York area and I did not know anyone involved in this film, but I knew someone who had an interest in it, and he did not want to miss it, so he went with me to see it. I was able to share this movie with my boyfriend, who was very impressed. It is very good. This movie is not about a corrupt city and a corrupt state. It is about a corrupt city and a corrupt state, and how one corrupt individual in the city became to be the bridge for many corrupt individuals to cross. It is about the end of the life of the man, and how it will affect his family and how he will deal with the responsibility of his family. I think that this movie is really good. There are scenes in this movie that are so strong, and so powerful that they will stay with you after you watch it. I am not from New York, but I am a big New Yorker. I have lived in New York for 10 years. I know the city very well, I know its people, I know the people who live in the city, and I have known the people who live in the city. I think that you should see this movie. It is well-done. It is well-made. It is worth seeing. I think that it is one of the best movies I have seen in recent years. The performances were great, the directing was great, and the cinematography was great. All of it was very well-done. The costumes were really well done, and the make-up was great. I think that this movie is a great movie, and I think that everyone should see it. It is really good. I think that this is one of the best movies that I have seen in recent years.

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Jordan

At this point in his career, Norman is an established enough figure in the world of movie criticism that you could fairly be forgiven for thinking he's done the best thing he can do with his time. However, as we all know, a true expert's work, not a lesser sort of talent, is never finished. With the exception of William Friedkin's 1996 "Lethal Weapon", each of his movies is worth the price of admission. Although "Sudden Impact" is hardly his best work (as evidenced by the pile of "A"s and "B"s that pile up at the bottom of this review), I still believe it is his most entertaining work. "Sudden Impact" doesn't know whether it wants to be a thriller or a comedy. On the one hand, there is no shortage of humor in this film, particularly in the first half. On the other hand, it has a distinct lack of tension. One can never feel for any of the characters in this film, and that is exactly the point. At the end of the day, this is a Michael Bay film. That being said, there are some solid performances to be had from the likes of Ron Silver, Stephen Graham, and J.T. Walsh. The best performance in this film is that of Silver. His portrayal of a conniving, controlling, and incredibly abrasive villain is one of the most endearing characterizations of the decade. It is not, however, the most prominent performance. Silver's performance is the best that you'll find in the entire film. He is a talented actor, and it is unfortunate that he does not have more high profile roles to work with. I think one of the reasons he was never given a chance to play James Bond or Peter Lorre is that he had too much time on his hands playing a psychopathic, cold blooded bad guy. David Strathairn's performance in "Stargate" is better known, but he is still an excellent actor. While he has not gotten the type of work that his contemporaries have, Strathairn is always reliable, and "Sudden Impact" proves that he is not a liability in a movie that would benefit from more of his work. I am not a fan of Rene Russo, but she does a good job here. I am sorry to say that I had never heard of her prior to seeing this film. Her presence is never distracting and she does not fall into the trap that many other actors do in movies where the screen time they are given is essentially not enough to be worth it. I also liked the fact that she is never the center of attention. Of course, I always look for young talent in my movies, but I have to say that this was by far the best role she has ever had. She is not even the one who gives the most compelling performance in this film, as she is barely on screen for the majority of the film. However, she does deserve credit for bringing some life to a character that was long dead. Just because she is on the screen for less than the length of this review, I believe that she deserves credit for this. Lastly, I must say that I am happy to say that Matthew McConaughey has returned to his roots, and he certainly gives the most memorable performance of the film. "Sudden Impact" is a great action thriller, and it is very, very entertaining. It is not the type of film that you can turn off your brain and let yourself be transported to another place. However, I am concerned that one should not make comparisons between this film and films like "Saving Private Ryan" or "Saving Private Ryan 2". It is very, very different. Even though both movies feature a war to end all wars, neither film is as good as the other. These movies are on a completely different level.

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Jacqueline Scott

George C. Scott is such a great actor, a genius at what he does, he must really know what he's doing. He seems to be playing the same role every time. And the way he carries himself in this movie is even more admirable. This is a perfect example of an actor doing a great job. George C. Scott has great depth in this movie, especially considering he's not really a "good guy". The way he carries himself makes him a perfect, human being. His interactions with the younger son are funny, and they definitely show that he's not going to let them go. That's why he's in the movie. However, he is a "bad guy" in this movie, and we know he's not going to let the young man go. I think the script writer and the director and the writer of the film did a great job at writing this movie. It shows both sides of the law. This is a great movie, and I would recommend it to anyone. I give it a 9/10.

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Julia

My boyfriend and I love this movie. I've watched it a hundred times, but it still sticks in my head. I saw it again the other day and we still talked about it for days after. It's a really great movie, a thriller with a hint of mystery thrown in. The direction is great and you can tell that the movie makers took a lot of time and really tried to capture all the emotions and all the things that go along with the Norman-Ludwig relationship. The performance by the cast is great. Robert Redford is fantastic as the oblivious and overly ambitious lawyer. Christina Ricci is also fantastic. But the real star of the movie is John Malkovich. He is just perfect in every scene he is in. He is the only person that comes close to making me cry. His performance really gives you a good feeling about what it would be like to be in that situation. It also makes you feel really sorry for the people he is trying to help, because you want to be able to help those people too. I also really enjoyed the "Hollywood Ending". You know, the one that is so emotional that you can't help but break out in tears. It was a nice twist. The score is also great. It has a really good score and is also pretty loud. I also think it is important that people watch this movie. You will not be disappointed. It is definitely one of my favorites.

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Hannah

The film was great, even though I did not have a clue what I was watching. It was a gripping and fascinating experience that made me feel a part of this amazing character. It was a very important film for me, because it is about a character that I have never seen before. It made me think about the issues of working in politics, and how many of these issues are not mentioned in the media, that can influence who we support. It was a very interesting film, even if it is not for everyone, and if you're thinking about seeing it, I strongly suggest you do, because you won't regret it.

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Tyler G.

The movie that I think is best film ever, and that I think is better than my other movies. Norman is the story of a small town in upstate New York. Norma is the daughter of the town's doctor, and she is trying to get him to take her into his practice. Then the mysterious Norman gets there, and does everything to get his daughter back. The movie is beautifully made, and its also got a strong message. Norman is one of those films that will always hold a special place in my heart, and I will always tell my friends about it. "If you love a film, you'll love this one."

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Jose Tran

The film is based on a real life Norman Rockwell piece titled "Life as a House". The work was inspired by Rockwell's childhood and it shows his struggle in trying to have a normal life and a normal job. I was glued to my seat the whole time. I can't understand why people who did not know about the real person would rate this film with less than 10. That is very disrespectful to the real Norman Rockwell. It is too bad that they did not provide his other films.

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Jennifer R.

A hugely entertaining film, it reminded me of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. The movie does have a lot of brilliant scenes in it, but when the characters talk about themselves, you forget how different they are. The performances are excellent. Christian Bale is great in his portrayal of Frank M. Nyman, a type of Hollywood fixer, who is sick of being in Hollywood and wants to see the best and be an agent. Bradley Cooper does a great job, portraying a weak and loving father, who cares for his son. The film is sometimes quite violent, and when it does get to be that way, it is even more brutal than it should be. The script is very strong and always has you guessing. There is a lot of good dialog and some really funny one-liners, especially with Colin Farrell. It is also very violent and brutal, but that just adds to the fun. In all, the movie is fantastic.