Movie InfoIn this shop, these people may be pawning far more than they bargained for: Brendan Fraser (THE MUMMY), Elijah Wood (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Vincent D'Onofrio (MEN IN BLACK), Academy Award (R) nominee Matt Dillon (CRASH), Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead), Thomas Jane ("Hung"), Lukas Haas (INCEPTION), and Paul Walker (THE FAST & THE FURIOUS), star in 3 twisted tales all connected by items from a Southern small-town pawn shop. A man searching for his kidnapped wife, a couple of white-supremacist meth heads, and a sad-sack Elvis impersonator, plus more desperate characters come to life in the action-packed and hilarious story written by Adam Minarovich and from the director of THE COOLER and RUNNING SCARED, Wayne Kramer. (c) Official Facebook … More
- R (for violence, sexual material, graphic nudity, pervasive language and some drug use)
- Action & Adventure , Comedy
- Directed By:
- Wayne Kramer
- Written By:
- Adam Minarovich
- In Theaters:
- Jul 12, 2013 Limited
- On DVD:
- Aug 27, 2013
- Box Office:
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Critic Reviews for Hustlers
A hillbilly grindhouse yawp of a movie that belches in your face and leaves a sour stink.
It gets pretty tiring watching decent actors indulge in such broad and unfunny caricatures.
Nearly two decades after its release, "Pulp Fiction" is still inspiring imitators.
A fine cast is wasted in this lurid, grindhouse-style effort that strains for both laughs and shocks.
These stories collectively amount to little more than a portrait of rural life as a redneck nightmare wherein people are very stupid or very evil.
The type of third-rate Quentin Tarantino crime saga that lost its luster in the late '90s ...
The problem with "Pawn Shop Chronicles" is not the fact that it is a clone of "Pulp Fiction." The problem is that it is a lousy clone.
The freewheeling script strains to be edgy while most of its jokes fall flat.
Pawn Shop Chronicles' stylistic flourishes, used so judiciously in The Cooler are heavy-handed here and, with the possible exception of when the picture squints into anamorphic, just not that clever.
A meandering and in some ways oddly memorable anthology of sweat-soaked lunacy, Pawn Shop Chronicles lurches to and fro, lacking a dynamic narrative throughline.
Pawn Shop Chronicles goes from curious to overkill in a hurry, cementing the director's reputation as a fire hose of a filmmaker, perhaps biologically incapable of subtlety.
There's an alternate reality somewhere, wherein Pawn Shop Chronicles is not released in theaters on July 12th, but instead is projected on the wall of a small, narrow hallway in Comic-Con, never to be heard from again.
By the time it winds to a conclusion, the film seems to have tired itself out, like a toddler who screeches nonsensically for hours, then falls asleep in a fetal ball in the corner.
... for those willing to take this trashy B-movie wild ride you'll be in for a hell of a good time.
Gonzo, hyper-violent, sometimes amusing. But a redneck 'Pulp Fiction' ought to be funnier than this.
Audience Reviews for Hustlers
The movie is a big mess all together. Director, Wayne Kramer is think was trying to pull off what Quentin Tarantino or Joe Carnahan have pulled off in the the past but just mixes dark humor, brutality, vulgarity in a unsuccessful and less compelling way possible. Now Paul Walkers segment was indeed entertaining and funny but after that the film has no vibe or energy and is a waste of a good cast and a directors talent.More
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