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Manglehorn is a 2014 American drama film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Paul Logan. The film stars Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine and Chris Messina. It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[2][3] The film was released in theaters on June 19, 2015, by IFC Films.

Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid Gordon Green
Produced by
Written by
  • Paul Logan
Music byExplosions in the Sky
David Wingo
CinematographyTim Orr
Edited byColin Patton
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • August 30, 2014 (2014-08-30) (Venice Film Festival)
  • June 19, 2015 (2015-06-19) (United States)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$4 million
Box office$459,636[1]


A.J. Manglehorn is a reclusive Texas key-maker who spends his days caring for his cat, finding comfort in his work and lamenting a long lost love. Enter kind-hearted bank teller Dawn whose interest in the eccentric Manglehorn may just be able to draw him out of his shell.



The shooting of the film began on November 4, 2013 in Austin, Texas and the filming lasted for twenty-five days at different locations in the city.[6][7] The film was scored by Austin post-rock band Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo.[8][9]


The film premiered in competition at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[10] It was also screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.[11] The film was released in theaters on June 19, 2015 by IFC Films.[12]


Manglehorn received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 49%, based on 65 reviews, with a rating of 5.6/10. The consensus reads: "Manglehorn boasts a nicely understated performance from Al Pacino, but that isn't enough to compensate for a slight story and uneven script."[13] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 56 out of 100, based on reviews from 26 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[14]


  1. ^ "Manglehorn (2015)". Box Office Mojo. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
  2. ^ "International competition of feature films". Venice. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced". Deadline. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Holly Hunter Joins Al Pacino Drama 'Manglehorn'". 6 September 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  5. ^ a b "'Spring Breakers' Director Harmony Korine, Chris Messina Join Al Pacino in 'Manglehorn'". 6 September 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Al Pacino spotted filming 'Manglehorn' in Austin, TX". 7 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Green shooting 'Manglehorn' in Austin this month". 8 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Explosions In The Sky soundtrack Al Pacino's new movie Manglehorn". 9 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Manglehorn Digital Release". 22 June 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  10. ^ Pond, Steve (July 24, 2014). "Venice Film Festival Lands Al Pacino, Andrew Garfield, Ethan Hawke Films". Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  11. ^ "Toronto Film Festival Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Manglehorn (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-03-20.
  13. ^ "Manglehorn (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
  14. ^ "Manglehorn Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-06-21.

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