De Palma is a 2015 American documentary film directed by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow about the director and screenwriter Brian De Palma. It had its world premiere at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival, where it screened out of competition.[1][2] The documentary has the archive footage presences of various De Palma's collaborators like Al Pacino, John Lithgow, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, John Travolta and various others.

De Palma
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Film poster
Directed byNoah Baumbach
Jake Paltrow
Produced byNoah Baumbach
Jake Paltrow
StarringBrian De Palma
Edited byLauren Minnerath
Matt Mayer
Empire Ward Pictures
Distributed byA24
Release date
  • September 9, 2015 (2015-09-09) (Venice Film Festival)
  • June 10, 2016 (2016-06-10) (United States)
Running time
107 minutes

Critical responseEdit

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 95% based on reviews from 101 critics, with an average rating of 8.1/10. The site's consensus states: "De Palma may not make believers out of the director's detractors, but they'll likely share longtime fans' fascination with his career's worth of entertaining stories."[3] It has an 83/100 on Metacritic.[4]


  1. ^ Nick Vivarelli (September 9, 2015). "Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow And Brian De Palma Talk 'De Palma' Docu In Venice". Variety. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  2. ^ David Rooney (September 8, 2015). "'De Palma': Venice Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  3. ^ "De Palma (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  4. ^ De Palma, retrieved 2019-10-09

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