Made Reviews

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Joe Leydon
Variety
August 6, 2008
Unfortunately, Vaughn repeatedly crosses the line between persuasively playing an obnoxious character and coming across as nerve-gratingly self-indulgent.
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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.
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 18, 2002
With both movies and TV constantly mining mob life for script fodder, Made never comes up with a new twist on the material.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 9, 2001
The stars are hilarious and the supporting cast is perfectly in tune with the spirit of their comedy.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
August 2, 2001
Made isn't in a particular hurry to get anywhere, but Jon Favreau's script has the feel of improvisation done right.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 27, 2001
The comic invention at work here -- Vaughn's and Favreau's -- make Made into a rough gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
July 27, 2001
Leaves you wishing they hadn't tried so hard to do something different.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
July 27, 2001
Amusing in the offbeat humor that comes from the wackiness of odd but believable characters.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
July 27, 2001
Won't take the team of Favreau and Vaughn beyond the audience they won with Swingers, but for the converted, it is equally confirming and rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
July 27, 2001
If there is a more annoying performance than Vaughn's in a movie this year, it can only mean the real Jerry Lewis has made a comeback.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
July 27, 2001
I wish Made hadn't been made. And if it had to be, I wish it had been made as a silent movie.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 20, 2001
A movie with better potential than actual results.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
July 20, 2001
At some point the source of the laughs ... goes from entertaining to obnoxious.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
July 20, 2001
So miscalculated and chafingly unfunny is this movie it will leave you convinced that if the gangster comedy isn't killed off by actor-driven improv riffs like this, maybe it ought to be. Better dead than more like Made.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
July 20, 2001
The kind of crime comedy that you root for even as it grows progressively more irritating.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lawrence Terenzi
Mr. Showbiz
July 20, 2001
Despite the film's faults, Favreau puts a fresh spin on the mob movie genre, and that's something we can all admire.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 20, 2001
The movie is difficult to describe because it's not what happens that matters, it's how it happens and why.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
July 20, 2001
Likely to leave fans missing the fresh hit of Swingers and leave newcomers wondering what some of the fuss was about.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
July 20, 2001
Vaughn and Favreau almost always give us something to watch.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 19, 2001
Favreau and Vaughn have chemistry to kill: comic, combative and engagingly goofball.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
July 19, 2001
Made, with its undernourished plot and fizzle of a climax, isn't exactly breaking new ground in mob comedy realism.
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Ebert & Roeper
July 16, 2001
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
July 13, 2001
You still laugh a lot in spite of a lot of jittery babble.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
July 13, 2001
Mr. Favreau demonstrates an admirable need to anger the Swingers faithful ... That ambition doesn't translate into a very good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
July 13, 2001
Lacks the visual virtuosity and breathless pacing director Doug Liman brought to Swingers. But the Vaughn-Favreau chemistry still flares and Favreau's fine ear for comic dialogue hasn't dulled.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 13, 2001
A consistent pleasure, a delightful blend of farce and sentiment, its flights of fancy well-grounded in the foibles of human nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
July 13, 2001
If you liked Swingers, you'll like Made. But don't expect as many quick laughs.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 13, 2001
Lacks the appeal of Swingers, which was so much richer in its characters and social observations.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 13, 2001
Made is little more than a rambling chain of combative buddy mishaps, but the interplay between Vaughn and Favreau, who does great double takes of thrusting chin frustration, spins you through the weak patches.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mike Clark
USA Today
July 12, 2001
An amusing gangster.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 10, 2001
Everything about this film is dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
July 10, 2001
The checklist of local color is evident, but the movie looks wan and murky.