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He Was A Quiet Man


Ignored by his co-workers and stuck in a cubicle for eight hours, Bob (Christian Slater) feels completely invisible and out of sync with the world.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It's dark and too relentless for the comedy it would like to be.

- Anthony Quinn, Independent, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: The nightmare is enhanced by Slater's gonzo performance. It's great to see the once mighty king of cool challenged in Quiet Man with a complex role that Slater bites down hard on.

- Brian Orndorf,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Slater does well to soften the lines of his no-hoper caricature, but writer-director Cappello steers his film to nowhere particularly memorable.

- Cath Clarke, Time Out, Friday, December 7, 2007

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Christian Slater, Elisha Cuthbert, William H. Macy Bob Maconel (Christian Slater) is about to have a bad day. Another eight hours of sitting in a dull grey cubicle, ignored by his co-workers, existing in a world where he feels completely out of sync. On this particular bad day Bob crosses the line from potential killer to inadvertent hero and in the process saves Venessa's (Elisha Cuthbert) life. This invisible nobody saves the object of his desire only to have her ask him to end her life. The story was just OK for me. Seemed to drag for me a bit. Didn't care for the characters. But the best thing about the film was Christian Slater's performance. He really threw himself into his character. Thought Elisha Cuthbert was great as well. Just not my kind of movie maybe.

- LWOODS04, Wednesday, January 20, 2010

4 stars

He seemed like such a nice guy.. He pretty much kept to himself...

- ScoopOnline, Thursday, December 17, 2009

2 stars

I wasn't incredibly interested in this movie, just kind of intrigued about it since reading the synopsis. Cubicle drone gets tired of his life and plans to kill his coworkers. When he actually gets set to do it, someone else in his office beats him to it, Slater kills the guy and becomes a hero. Then it turns into a love story before a not-at-all surprising ending. Slater is actually a great actor, so the problem isn't him. Macy seems kind of wasted somehow. The film just isn't that good. Pretty good idea, bad how it came out.

- middleeasternfilms, Friday, November 13, 2009