At The Cinema  •  Coming Soon  •  October 03, 2024 The Critic

McKellen relishes another devious character to sink his teeth into, devouring every scene; a deliciously caustic turn that will provide him with nothing but the finest notices.

Benjamin Lee – The Guardian

One of Sir Ian's juiciest roles since "Gods and Monsters" in 1988, it's a class act.

Ty Burr – Watch List

The reimagining of Anthony Quinn's novel 'Curtain Call' centre on Jimmy Erskine (McKellen), the Daily Chronicle's most famous and featured theatre critic of the age; David Brooke (Strong), with whom he clashes after recently inheriting the paper; and a young actress, Nina Land (Arterton), who is devastated by Jimmy's recent negative review of her.  As the three become entangled in a whodunnit wrapped in a Faustian pact, their strange triangle winds tighter and tighter to devastating effect for all those caught in the deadly web of blackmail and betrayal.

Ian McKellen
Gemma Arterton
Mark Strong
Ben Barnes
Alfred Enoch
Romola Garai
Lesley Manville
Director : Arnand Tucker
Writer : Patrick Marber
Official Selection
Toronto International Film Festival 2023