Opening

50% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
46% If I Stay Aug 22
—— When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
7% Are You Here Aug 22
97% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
14% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
35% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
31% The Giver $12.3M
21% Into The Storm $7.9M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
64% Lucy $5.5M
41% Step Up: All In $2.7M
62% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
85% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
88% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

In the Soup Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

There isn't enough one could say about the casting in this film -- it's simply perfect. The story is elevated by the chemistry and sense of improvisation between Buscemi and Cassel.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 7, 2013
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A charming pipsqueak of a movie, a playful film of ragged and shaggy appeal.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2013
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Though not great, it's easily Rockwell's best work, a playful film with darkly comic twists, played out nicely by Steve Buscemi and Seymour Cassel, who's over-the-top but the film allows that.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

December 12, 2006
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Rockwell's wonderfully unassuming movie throws a big hug around youthful ambition, b/w filmstock, and the glowing screen charisma of Cassel. An unheralded gem.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Yes, it's an old story that has been told a thousand times before and since, but Alexandre Rockwell's little film has a home movie charm and a streetwise wit that make it a must-see sleeper.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 26, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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A droll, self-conscious fable with an unexpected heart of gold ...

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 30, 2004

Beals has taken a strange route since Flashdance, arriving here as the object of Buscemi's desire, but it's Cassel's hood with a heart who steals the spotlight and all the best lines.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

In the Soup's charm is based in its humor, in its odd bits of business that happen in the margins.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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[Actor] Cassel seems to be a variation on the noble/foolish hero played by Ben Gazzara in Cassavetes's The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, but you certainly don't have to know this source to respond to Cassel's enormous funds of charm and charisma.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Because of the generally poor quality of character development, I just didn't care about how things resolved themselves. A strong ending might have redeemed something from this mess, but it was not to be.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy

| Original Score: 4/5

November 4, 2005
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com

| Original Score: 4/5

June 10, 2004
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