The Great Buck Howard Synopsis
A law-school dropout (Colin Hanks) takes a job as a fading illusionist's (John Malkovich) assistant.
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Movie Reviews


By jimchudnow
(Based on an advance preview:) JOHN MALKOVICH stars as an over-the-hill entertainer, a thought-reader “mentalist” based on the life of The Amazing Kreskin. In this film, his character is quite...

Worth the Buck

By kab679
Excellent! John Malkovich play the character of a man on the edge of total rage really well....

Whimsical; optimistic

By ngerken41
A pleasant afternoon at the movies. Probably best for those who remember Johnny Carson and the Amazing Kreskin; but also works all who love John Malkovich. We had a good time....

THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD = Very Good Entertainment

By lugubriousthespian
John Malkovich again proves why he is one of the most deceptively versatile actors working today. He totally immerses himself into the very enigmatic role of Buck Howard that is loosely based on the...

Great Movie a must see for any performer

By magc9
I love this movie I have performed with Kreskin and John Malkovich nails it . I also feel Colin Hanks was perfect in the role of troy. Dont let this movie slip past you its a must see....

Worth Seeing

By SleeplessInAustin
It's a "little" movie. I'm an Emily Blunt fan and I like John Malkovich. It was a good role for Colin Hanks. It was pleasant hour and a half....

The great buck ripoff

By Movieloverwholovesmovies
These people who made the movie must have been made in a hurry because of its crappy no point at all script. Its about this assistant who is helping the great buck howard who is a failing magician....

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Rated PG | For some language including suggestive remarks, and a drug reference
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Offbeat magic comedy isn't likely to get kids' attention.
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