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Theatrical release poster
Directed by David Gordon Green
Produced by
Written by
  • Paul Logan
Cinematography Tim Orr
Edited by Colin Patton
Distributed by IFC Films
Release dates
  • August 30, 2014 (2014-08-30) (Venice Film Festival)
  • June 19, 2015 (2015-06-19) (United States)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4 million

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.[1][2] The film was released in theaters on June 19, 2015, by IFC Films.


Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend.



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.[5][6] The film was scored by Austin post-rock band Explosions in the Sky. [7]


The film premiered in competition at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[8] It was also screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.[9] The film was released in theaters on June 19, 2015 by IFC Films.[10]


Manglehorn received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 43%, based on 35 reviews, with a rating of 5.3/10.[11] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 57 out of 100, based on 17 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[12]


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

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