Al Pacino returns to Broadway in a limited run of a new play by David Mamet about big money, fast planes, a beautiful woman, and other objects of desire. More…
'China Doll' is a play about a wealthy man, his young fiancée, and an airplane. The man has just bought a new plane as a wedding present for his girl. He intends to walk away from it all with her, go into semi-retirement, and enjoy himself. He's in the process of leaving his office, and is giving last minute instructions to his assistant. He takes one last phone call...
See it if You want to see Pacino looking like a homeless person in expensive clothes.
Don't see it if You want to understand what's going on, get value for your $ or be engaged by the story.
See it if This is hardly a masterpiece, but it wasn't as bad as people made it out. I saw it late in the run and it held my interest. Pacino was good.
Don't see it if This will be looked back on as a total flop and failure. But at least that makes this unremarkable play memorable now.
See it if you want to see Al Pacino have a one-sided conversation for two hours straight.
Don't see it if you want to see a compelling, complex play.
See it if you really, really, REALLY love Al Pacino.
Don't see it if You want a very slow show. The WHOLE show has no real plot. You want to see Al fall asleep on stage and barley hear him. DON'T WASTE MONEY.
See it if are a huge Al Pacino fan & need to see him on stage.
Don't see it if you are looking for an exciting time at the theatre. Play runs flat, David Mamet did not do Al Pacino any justice or favors with this play
See it if you are a fan of Al Pacino you are a David Mamet completist you are a playwright (as a case study for what can go wrong from page-to-stage)
Don't see it if you are a fan of Al Pacino
See it if You heard the terrible reviews and still need to see Pacino live. Bucket list item ✅ The majority of the dialogue is delivered into a phone
Don't see it if Unless you have to see Pacino live.. The play itself is kinda awful though I am in Finance and really appreciated the compliance plot point
See it if you love watching Al Pacino chew scenery
Don't see it if you hate watching Al Pacino chew scenery. That's all this play is: Al at his biggest and most over the top.
See it if You're a Mamet completist or Pacino obsessive and can get a discounted ticket. It's not good, but not unwatchable either.
Don't see it if You're expecting prime Mamet.
See it if you are an Al Pacino fan. Al is still in fine form. Unfortunately, even a great actor like him cannot overcome the writing.
Don't see it if like a well constructed play, as this is not.
See it if you like Al Pacino and would like to waste 2 hours of your life
Don't see it if you like Al Pacino and don't want to waste your time seeing him mumble into a phone in a plot-less tirade
See it if You've never seen Al Pacino on stage and must cross that one off your bucket list.
Don't see it if You want to see an actual play, because this certainly is not that.
See it if You are a Pacino fan. It's about two 45 minute acts of dialogue. There is 1 other actor w a few lines to break up the monotony. It's Mamet!
Don't see it if You expect glitz and glam. This show is led by Pacino & one must follow closely to understand the dialogue.