A Man of No Importance
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San Francisco Chronicle
Delightfully comic - and the funniest moments are rich in meaning - A Man of No Importance is laced with memorable scenes.
This is full to brimming with doleful pathos and a potent cast.
The New York Times
A Man of No Importance is a small film with far more charm than its premise might suggest. It is acted with great warmth and wit by an ideal cast.
Finney's portrayal of Alfie is heartbreaking in its naïveté about his own desires, yet he also brings to the character an unbridled joy in life's basic pleasures.
Albert Finney's name on a cast list is a guarantee of pleasure, and there's much to savor besides in Suri Krishnamma's A Man of No Importance. [03 Feb 1995]
The only thing of real importance in A Man of No Importance is Albert Finney's performance.
San Francisco Examiner
[Krishnamma] gives the story a dimension of pent-up anguish and melancholy.
Christian Science Monitor
It's a modest film in most respects, but Albert Finney as Alfie is a man of great importance indeed, reminding us again that he's one of the most towering talents in film today.
The movie operates at the level of a literate sitcom, in which the dialogue is smart and the characters are original, but the outcome and most of the stops along the way are preordained.
Even though it stars Albert Finney, this is a picture of no importance, undone mainly by its self-ingratiated cuteness.
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