The Bonfire of the Vanities

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"Take one Wall Street tycoon, his Fifth Avenue mistress, a reporter hungry for fame, and make the wrong turn in The Bronx...then sit back and watch the sparks fly."
  • R
  • 1990
  • 2 hr 6 min
  • 5.6  (24,116)
  • 27

Based on a book with the same title, The Bonfire of the Vanities delivers biting social commentary within the framework of a lavish, big budget Hollywood production. The film raises an interesting theme of integrity within the upper echelons of power, posing disturbing questions about the role of appearances and hypocrisy in the legal system and pervading New York City as a whole. The plot centers around frantic efforts by an ambitious Wall Street executive and his socialite girl friend to conceal an auto accident in a racially tense environment. The movie portrays bloated materialism encompassing starvation-level ethics.

The Bonfire of the Vanities
The Bonfire Of The Vanities
The Bonfire Of The Vanities

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Based on a book with the same title, The Bonfire of the Vanities delivers biting social commentary within the framework of a lavish, big budget Hollywood production. The film raises an interesting theme of integrity within the upper echelons of power, posing disturbing questions about the role of appearances and hypocrisy in the legal system and pervading New York City as a whole. The plot centers around frantic efforts by an ambitious Wall Street executive and his socialite girl friend to conceal an auto accident in a racially tense environment. The movie portrays bloated materialism encompassing starvation-level ethics.

The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1990 crime movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 6 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 27.

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  • Release Date
    1990
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 6 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (24,116)
  • Metascore
    27