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At the Liberty: Nightmare Alley


February 10, 2022

DAYTON—In Nightmare Alley, an ambitious young carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is. The cast also includes Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Rooney Mara, Richard Jenkins, Ron Pearlman and it is directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Rotten Tomatoes gives this an 80% favorable from the critics and 68% from audiences. Audience reviewers note that the movie is slow, but that it has a powerful ending. It is rated R for strong/bloody violence, some sexual conten...

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