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Paterno (2018)

Director:
Barry Levinson
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Paterno
RUNNING TIME
105 minutes
Producer:
Amy Herman
Screenwriter:
Debora Cahn
John C. Richards


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Joe Paterno Al Pacino
Sara Ganim Riley Keough
Sue Paterno Kathy Baker
Scott Paterno Greg Grunberg
Mary Kay Paterno Annie Parisse
Aaron Fisher Ben Cook
Jerry Sandusky Jim Johnson
David Newhouse Peter Jacobson

 

Review

Al Pacino gives a somewhat caricatured performance as Penn State football coach Joe Paterno who finds himself between a rock and a hard place when one of his assistant coaches is arrested for sexually abusing several of his players. The film offers interesting insights into the case, but is more often than not scratching the surface, and the askewed focal point amidst the scandal (Paterno rather than any of the other implicated parties) leaves you wanting at best or annoyed at worst.

Copyright 30.12.2018 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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