My skepticism unfortunately was justified: HBO’s Phil Spector was silly and boring. Al Pacino never became Spector and David Mamet’s dialogue was talky and trivial. And being a big Spector fan I was disappointed by the minor role his music played in the cable movie.
Ratings: HBO’s ‘Phil Spector’ Draws Just 754K Viewers
HBO’s “Phil Spector” biopic didn’t exactly rise to the top of the charts with its Sunday premiere — but it certainly fared better than Spector himself has recently. ● More: TheWrap TV
“Phil Spector”: Is fame a Faustian bargain?
Mamet’s biopic of the notorious Phil Spector is more concerned with fame than with who his subject really is ● More: Salon.com