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The Optimists (Blu-ray) PG

Meet Sam, the wonder man. He's got madness in his closet, everybody in trouble, the police in circles - and the world in his pocket.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: April 25, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1973
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 7


User Ratings: 224
The movie has the vacant sentimentality and just the sort of grinding winsomeness that can make family movies such a chore. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Feb 4, 2019
The sort of old-fashioned excursion into sentiment that ought to warm the hearts of parents in search of that elusive piece of merchandise that goes under the name of good family entertainment. Full Review
New York Times
Feb 4, 2019
It all sounds like goo, and the film's last half-hour verges perilously close. But even at its worst The Optimists is acceptable family fare, and for much of its first 80 minutes it engagingly achieves a sense of fantasy. Full Review
Feb 4, 2019
At least you feel that Simmons has continually avoided the easy way out, and that should be enough to counteract any feelings of unease. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 4, 2019
The crotchety old gent is played by Peter Sellers in a performance that has more discipline and skill than this actor has shown in years. Full Review
Cleveland Press
Feb 4, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- One of Peter Sellers' best performances.
Film Threat
May 16, 2008
Rating: 3/5 -- An underrated film with an excellent performance by Sellers. Full Review
TV Guide
Feb 4, 2019

Product Description:

Peter Sellers stars as a kindly street performer in this lesser-known film in his canon. The movie was shot by director Anthony Simmons in 1973, and follows the performer, named Sam, as he befriends two impoverished children and teaches them about life.
Kino Lorber Studio Classics

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 127,124
  • UPC: 738329212254
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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