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Factotum (2006) As Charles Bukowski's fictional alter ego, Matt Dillon gets a few things right, notably the author's brusque, lord-of-the-streets grace, his way of uttering harsh thoughts… 2006-08-18 R PT94M Drama Matt Dillon Lili Taylor Fisher Stevens Marisa Tomei IFC Films
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Factotum (2006)

MPAA Rating: R

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EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Aug 18, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 94 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Matt Dillon and Lili Taylor; Distributor: IFC Films

As Charles Bukowski's fictional alter ego, Matt Dillon gets a few things right, notably the author's brusque, lord-of-the-streets grace, his way of uttering harsh thoughts in soft tones. Too bad the film was directed by Norwegian minimalist Bent Hamer, who employs a flaccid diary approach.

Originally posted Aug 25, 2006 Published in issue #894 Sep 01, 2006 Order article reprints