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Looking for Palladin (2008)

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Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 4

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Hollywood talent agent Josh Ross is sent to Guatemala to lure an old Hollywood star, Jack Palladin, out of retirement. Arrogant Josh gets frustrated by the slower pace of life in Guatemala and disregards the community's interests, even though he needs them in order to find Jack. As he journeys to find Palladin, Josh embarks in a personal journey of self-discovery that changes his life.

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Andrzej Krakowski

Mar 22, 2011

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (7)

A small movie with a big, big actor.

December 10, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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Looking for Palladin meanders around Antigua (Guatemala) at a leisurely gait and enjoys the presence of Ben Gazzara in its central role. That's about all there is to find, however.

November 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Looking for Palladin has a split personality. It starts as a comedy but morphs into an icky family melodrama. It should have stuck with the yuks.

October 30, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Post
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A semicoherent, overacted mélange of travelogue, farce and suds

October 30, 2009
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We've seen enough movies to know Joshua will stop being a jerk after he learns the true meaning of Christmas, but it's almost impossible to disparage such genuine warmth.

October 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Requiring cuts, some sense of direction, and dialogue that doesn't either declare or dither, the film looks like it was fun to make.

October 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Suffers from an unfunny, unmoving, stilted and often meandering screenplay which can't be saved by Ben Gazzara's engaging and charismatic performance.

November 1, 2009 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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The unsubtle approach to a lead character--a crude, motormouth Hollywood talent agent--sinks this otherwise often watchable comedic drama about a show-biz fish out of water in quaintest Guatemala.

October 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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Apart from Gazzara's brilliant, effortless performance, everything is a little cartoonish in Looking for Palladin.

October 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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