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Knockaround Guys Reviews

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Michael Dequina
December 30, 2008
No less stale than the many derivative crime thrillers that flood the direct-to-video market.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
October 18, 2008
What sounds like a formula for freakish violence and a torrent of incessant expletives is in fact a stylish mobster film that stands out due to some very inventive casting.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Even the top ensemble case of Knockaround Guys, headed by the ever-remarkable John Malkovich and charismatic Vin Diesel, can't jump the brick wall that the script hits in the last 20 minutes.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Diesel is excellent as a compassionate pre-XXX tough guy (the film has been on the shelf for nearly two years).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
July 2, 2008
Knockaround Guys just doesn't deserve to get made, either literally or figuratively, and isn't worth the time needed to discover that this particular up-and-comer is yesterday's news.
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Borrowing heavily from leftfield genre spin-offs like True Romance, it's no wonder this misfire was on the shelves for so long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Gilchrist
February 1, 2004
The dialogue is almost a bit too conscious of its own wittiness and street-tough colloquialisms.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Putting the faces of hot young stars on the same old parts doesn't make the movie any fresher.
| Original Score: C+
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
O roteiro é interessante, mas se perde no final, com o tiroteio obrigatório.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
When the movie mixes the cornpone and the Cosa Nostra, it finds a nice rhythm.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Guns get drawn. Bullets fly. Blood spills. You've seen it all before.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
March 21, 2003
Real gangsters often love gangster films, but it's a safe bet that Knockaround Guys won't be on their all-time hit list.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 15, 2003
It may not be instantly forgettable, but it comes close.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
December 30, 2002
It's mildly interesting to ponder the peculiar American style of justice that plays out here, but it's so muddled and derivative that few will bother thinking it all through.
Full Review | Original Score: 63/100
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 19, 2002
This heist flick about young Brooklyn hoods is off the shelf after two years to capitalize on the popularity of Vin Diesel, Seth Green and Barry Pepper. It should have stayed there.
| Original Score: 1/4
November 19, 2002
Fails to convince the audience that these brats will ever be anything more than losers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Nicolas Lacroix
November 16, 2002
Un film au potentiel certain, saboté par les clichés et un montage impatient.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Keyes
October 21, 2002
When it comes to Knockaround Guys, the only remotely energetic aspect of the project is the fact that characters occasionally use words with more than two syllables.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 20, 2002
The first-time directors previously penned the screenplay Rounders, and while their attention to setting and detail in both films is commendable, their development of character and storyline could stand some improvement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
October 19, 2002
No better or worse than 'Truth or Consequences, N.M.' or any other interchangeable actioner with imbecilic Mafia toolbags botching a routine assignment in a Western backwater.
| Original Score: 2/4
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