• Released
  • January 14, 2011
  • (Limited 1/14/11)
  • R , 2 hr 12 min
  • Art House/Foreign
Barney's Version Synopsis
The warm, wise and witty story of the politically incorrect life of Barney Panofsky.
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Movie Reviews

Barney's Version

By terryw973
While performances were excellent, you should read the novel first and then (soon!) see the film. The film doesn't follow the novel exactly, but very close, and reading it will help you appreciate...

Meaty but Sad -- A Tale of Class

By parsonsdavid
This movie is an epic story of the life of Barney, an unremarkable every-man character, played wonderfully by Paul Giamatti. It's a movie about ethnic, cultural, occupation, sex, age, and health...

The Emotions of a lifetime!

By AnnMarie_Fan
This movie sneaks up on you with all the wild ways of a rich young life, hard work, hard drinking and wild women, however you don't realise that gradually things are changing all the time. The acting...

Great acting

By StevieGJD

Giamatti Can Do No Wrong

By Reel_Deal_Gal
I loved this movie. "Barney," played by the wonderful Paul Giamatti, is a character one would dislike on paper, but be rendered defenseless once you meet him. Once again a simply brilliant...

Worth seeing

By hgoldman77
This is a well-drawn look at some complicated and flawed characters, not without their grace, humanity and wit, who manage to complicate and injure their lives in some very uncomfortable and...

Barney's Version

By snowie
Great Story Brilliant acting...

Barney's Version

By dgmills7
Great acting by Paul Giamatti. Definitely Oscar performance. From comedic to extremely serious and sad. A must see!...

Tissue, are you there?

By OfficialMrRobert
This movie is sad. I said it from the first time I saw it. This movie gives Alzheimer's Disease legs. You can see the daily functions of someone with the disease and how it ultimately takes over...

Barney's Version

By dborsiniburr
Great Movie, Acting, and Story line. I would see it again. I highly recommend it....A must See!...

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Rated R | For Language and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Mature dramedy is well acted but may not interest teens.
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