Death of a Salesman (1985) - Drama

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An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it.

IMDB: 7.3
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid
Length: 136 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 5 out of 55 found boring (9.09%)

One-line Reviews (23)

That man is sick in his head, crazy, deranged to the extreme point of insanity and thus extremely dangerous since he projects his hatred of that unbearable situation onto everyone around him, even, and particularly, those who love him.

On the whole, A story worth watching, with 2 impeccable performances coming in-tact with it.

It remains a stagey but still compelling version of this timeless classic play.

Based on the 1949 play of the same name by Arthur Miller, 'Death of a Salesman' succeeds by becoming an absorbing cinematic tale as well.

i watched the crucible, and enjoyed it.

Whether it be a commentary on the business world, a tragic story of a once-successful businessman who was never "once-successful," a picture showing an American's tragic existence, a failed American Dream, an insight into the tragic hero, or how one man can collectively bring down his entire family by his own delusional self, this is a gripping story made into a surprisingly efficient film with performances of impact and style to laud.

The Writing Material is engaging & very human, if I may say so.

Cobb's and Fredric March's characters were large, slow-moving, imposing, and beaten down.

The movie is breathtaking, enough said.

Perhaps I shouldn't say it was annoying, but it certainly seems an awful bore to me after all the buildup many people I know who said it was a damn good picture!

It is at times sad, and also exciting.

Totally immersed to the point where you forget that they are famous actors.

Stagey but oddly compelling version of Miller's play (spoilers) .

On the age of sixty and something years, the salesman Willy Loman (Dustin Hoffman) realizes that he is a loser and his empty life was a worthless fraud.


Don't waste your time watching this movie

It's rare when a writer creates characters as real, deep and engaging as Arthur Miller did here.

A thought-provoking, heartfelt and tragic story that is based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play, Death of a Salesman is a very compelling character study of an aging man who is blinded by his pride, integrity and overly-ambitious goals he carries for his eldest son.

Often plays-come-films are very wordy and too boringly filmed.

The title of the play gives away the ending but it's intriguing to find out what events led to that.

Arthur Miller's compelling work is deftly translated to the small screen here, with riveting performances by Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman, Kate Reid as Willy's wife Linda, and John Malkovich as the prodigal son Biff.

During their visit, Willy fades in and out of the past, confusing people and divulging secrets on the event that destroyed Biffy's football prospects.

So extreme and so fascinating .