EppsNet at the Movies: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind11 Aug 2013 / Paul Epps
When you are young, your potential is infinite. You might do anything, really. You might be Einstein. You might be DiMaggio. Then you get to an age where what you might be gives way to what you have been. You weren’t Einstein. You weren’t anything.
That’s a bad moment.
Chuck Barris was way ahead of his time in recognizing how many Americans are willing to make an ass of themselves on television.
The tone of the movie is inconsistent — is it a comedy? a thriller? a tragedy? — but it’s entertaining.
An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.
IMDb rating: 7.1 (70,880 votes)