Saturday, November 3, 2012

Nick Nolte: No Exit

In "Nick Nolte: No Exit", the the gruff method actor/once sex symbol who has more often than not found himself embroiled in controversy partakes in this series of unrestricted conversations with no less than himself conducting the interviews. Through clips and discussions of his greatest successes ("48 Hours", "The Prince of Tides", "Affliction"), approaches to his craft, and reminiscences on various antics and romantic trysts, Nolte frankly discusses his personal and professional life. As a feature length (albeit short) film, "No Exit" is an unjustifiable publicity stunt. But for what it is, the film is an honest and engaging profile of a consummate actor, who comes off as curt but probably more together than the tabloids have led on in recent years.