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The Human Stain (2003)

The Human Stain

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

October 31, 2003

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

106 min.

Production Budget

$30 millions

Studio

Miramax Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Robert Benton

Producer

Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Scott Steindorff

Screenwriter

Nicholas Meyer

Starring

Story


THE HUMAN STAIN is the story of Coleman Silk (Anthony Hopkins), a distinguished professor at a prestigious New England college whose professional life is shattered by allegations of racism and whose personal life is infected with cancer of a lie he has been living for fifty years.

His career and reputation in ruin, Silk begins a dynamic resurecction through two new relationships; one a friendship with the writer Nathan Zuckerman (Gary Sinise) whom he intrigues with his story, the other a scandalous affair with a young woman (Nicole Kidman).

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..does not quite manage to coalesce around any of its characters..”
by Layla Voll [Comingsoon]
“..a thought-provoking, unusually intelligent and well-acted film..”
by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
“..love scenes feel curiously hollow..”
by Stella Papamichael [BBC Films]