David Edelstein reviews God’s Pocket, directed by John Slattery (of Mad Men). It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last roles:
"Philip Seymour Hoffman is heartbreakingly great. He’s very heavy and looks awful; we know with hindsight what he was going through in the last months of his life. But as an actor he’s all there. His Mickey is morose, out of his element, often stewed. But Hoffman is alert and transparent. Mickey is groping toward some kind of meaning he can’t see, and I suspect that Hoffman was, too."