Made Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 22, 2009
Slick suits, hip urban nightspots, and an over the top performance by Vince Vaughn make this rambunctious farce an enjoyable and unpredictable movie with some obligatory fist fighting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Stacie Hougland
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Vaughn hits the bullseye as a strident, volatile jerk who can't keep his mouth shut. You never really like him, but you can't wait to see what he'll do next -- his missteps and offenses are so unbelievable you wince, but you can't look away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Difficult Second Movie hurdle negotiated. Just.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 22, 2006
The same offbeat sensibility that informed Swingers is also evident here, except that unlike the 1996 film, which dealt with real issues, Favreau's new crime-comedy is plotless
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
If the film's too ready to go with the flow of Chris Doyle's handheld camerawork, and sometimes seems ad hoc, its spot-on attention to the faux pas of the moment certainly raises a smile.
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
A picture that may not end up with the fervent following of its flashier predecessor, but one that merits a viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
May 13, 2003
The film isn't as clever as Swingers but it boasts enough witty dialogue to make it entertaining.
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
As with 'Swingers' before it, the sparkling chemistry between Favreau and Vaughn is undoubtedly the highlight of 'Made'.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Well-written and well-acted, though your enjoyment will largely depend on how high your Vince Vaughn tolerance level is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The script is nicely seasoned with jokes and surprise twists (right up to a contrived sentimental ending), and the two lead actors plunge into their roles with contagious enthusiasm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
As witty as Favreau's dialogue is and as engaging as the look and tone he gives the film are, I think what's most admirable is how generous he is with his cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 9, 2002
Made should be much funnier than it is, although I enjoyed the permanent fizzing of its humour on an internal level.
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 27, 2002
There's a not-so-subtle attempt at rekindling the charisma Favreau and Vaughn showed in Swingers, and for the most part the effort succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
July 24, 2002
Most amazing is that Favreau not only keeps things hilarious even at their darkest, but he plays it all for keeps. There's not a "hip" or glib moment in the whole picture.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
Favreau and Vaughn retain the ad-libbed give-and-take that sparkled in "Swingers."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 20, 2002
The natural rhythms of the (largely improvised) script create characters and situations that are authentic, hilarious and engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
June 19, 2002
It's Swingers meets The Sopranos as Favreau makes his directorial debut also in this fun gangland film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Wesley Lovell
Apollo Guide
June 13, 2002
This is a smart and funny movie with a surprisingly touching conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 64/100
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
| Original Score: 3/4
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 26, 2002
Favreau gives his film a curious final touch of earnestness, even sentimentality, but he gets away with it and Made swings funkily along.

Irish Times
February 1, 2002
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Ebert & Roeper
July 16, 2001
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
July 16, 2001
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