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An Englishman in New York2009

  • 4.1
Giving possibly the best performance of his distinguished career, two-time Academy Award® nominee John Hurt gives a bravura portrayal of British gay icon Quentin Crisp in AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, an exhilarating, funny and inspiring story focusing on Crisp's emigration to the United States the final years of his life. After the film version of his autobiography "The Naked Civil Servant" is released to great acclaim, author, artist and raconteur Crisp moves to New York City to star in a one-man off-Broadway show. What was supposed to be a month turns into decades as Crisp regales and captivates New York audiences with his wit and candor on a lifetime lived as an outsider. The film traces his theatrical successes, many friendships and controversies, but always living life on his own terms. AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK gives stirring articulation to one of the most unique voices of the 20th century, a life befitting the beautiful evocative title song by Sting.

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Member Reviews (14)

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A truly delightful movie about a very unique man.

A treat to watch.

Interesting film, story and message...

Good movie...worth a watch....

interesting

John Hurt shines in this biopic of Quintin Crisp. The atmosphere of the 80s in New York is well captured and nostalgic.

this was not the greatest of films, the only reason I watched it to the end was

because I respect John Hurt.

Saw it when it was out in theaters and found it interesting, amusing and touching.

I have always been a huge fan of John Hurt and as usual he is excellent.

Best John Hurt movie I've seen! And he's a master at his work.

Quentin Crisp is charming, but I got the point about 30 minutes in. I found the supporting roles' acting less than believable.

Absolutely Delightful----------I could watch it again and again!

A very entertaining look at a man that had a mission in his heart and the good taste of the best way to express it.

Brilliant.

A very delightful portrayal of the character that brought gay history to New York and the world and tenderly torch many people.

Excellent!