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According to the N.Y. Times summer movie preview, Factotum will finally be released domestically on August 18th. The fact that it is already a selection on some international flights and was given a late August release date gives you an indication of what the production company thinks of it. Honestly, the acting is superb but it lacks a linear plot. It meanders from one scene to another which worked pretty well in the novel but does not translate very well onto a screen. Matt Dillon?s quiet performance is worth the ticket price alone, but don?t expect miracles.