Irrational Man is a 2015 American crime mystery drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film, released on July 17, 2015, by Sony Pictures Classics in a limited release, later expanding wider, is about a tormented philosophy professor who finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.
- Joaquin Phoenix as Abe Lucas
- Emma Stone as Jill Pollard
- Parker Posey as Rita Richards
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“I hope Woody keeps on doing what he is doing, he is a master at his craft as another pointed out. This was so steeped in wonder and beauty it makes no sense not to only watch this but to study it. This is what happens when a super intellectual who also has the creative touch does research on a topic , uses life, other art anything and disgorges something this affecting and touching that one cannot help but experience the Stendhal Syndrome!”
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 46% based on 201 reviews and an audience score of 46% based on 6605 ratings.
Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 53 out of 100, based on 43 reviews and an user score of 6.7 based on 109 rating.
On French AlloCiné, it gets 3.7/5 (press, 34 reviews) and 3.6/5 (spectators, 5168 ratings).
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Worldwide: $27,391,084 – Domestic: $4,030,360 – International: $23,360,724
Abe: “Kant said human reason is troubled by questions that it cannot dismiss, but also cannot answer.”
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