2 Days in the Valley (1996)



Critic Consensus: A labyrinthine thriller with a host of memorable characters, 2 Days in the Valley is an uneven but intriguing thriller/black comedy.

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A variety of crooks, losers, and working stiffs living in the shadow of Hollywood find their various personal crises overlapping in this intricately woven melodrama. Lee Woods (James Spader) is a cold-blooded hit man and Dosmo Pizzo (Danny Aiello) a soft-at-heart gangster; they've been sent to murder Roy Foxx (Peter Horton), the former husband of also-ran Olympic skier Becky Foxx (Teri Hatcher). Lee's girlfriend Helga (Charlize Theron) is unhappy about his habit of killing people, and she … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Herzfeld
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 7, 2001
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as Dosmo Pizzo

as Allan Hopper

as Lee Woods

as Becky Foxx

as Roy Foxx

as Audrey Hopper

as Teddy Peppers

as Detective Creighton

as Ralph Crupi

as Older Man

as Older Woman

as Man At Bar

as Driver's Friend

as Detective Valenzuela

as Bogey, A Dog

as Marc the Pitbull
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Critic Reviews for 2 Days in the Valley

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (14)

To the director's credit, the actors all seem responsive to his touch, giving performances that are lively and flavorsome, if not deep or unlike anything each of them has done before.

Full Review… | April 16, 2008
Top Critic

Herzfeld has a tolerable eye for filling a 'Scope frame but a tin ear when it comes to creating dialogue; these are all characters we've met before, and most even seem bored with themselves.

Full Review… | April 16, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Smoothly constructed, for such a busy piece of work, and Hatcher's ascent to stardom continues.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A sleek, amusingly nasty screen debut by a film maker whose television credits include an Amy Fisher docudrama.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Funny, pathetic, sad, absurdist -- writer-director John Herzfeld plays it any number of ways, and makes them all work.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

There are too many characters, but some are a lot of fun. The tone shifts, from graphic murder to wig-flipping farce, are too extreme, but much of it works.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for 2 Days in the Valley

AA great movie. Somehow I have run into a string of movies lately where the lives of about 6 people all intertwine with each other during the movie. This one is the best of all. Danny Aiello plays an excellent part, along with Paul Mazursky. What we have is a divorced couple, and the wife pays to have her husband killed, which sets of a sequence of events that not only are comical but also suspenseful at times. The Sound Track helps make this a 5 star movie. get it anyway you can, its excellent. 5 STARS

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

this movies kicks ass on many levels

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

Extremely underrated Tarantino- esque ensemble film from writer/Director John Herzfeld. It's quirky characters, bursts of blood, and sly humor make this (unfairly dubbed!) "Pulp Fiction Clone" definately worth checking out.

Michael S

Super Reviewer

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