Palookaville (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

Palookaville (1995)




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Movie Info

Three small-town Joes have trouble making ends meet, so they turn to a life of crime -- though without too much success. This low-key comedy follows their inept attempts at finding the big score that will make them rich, culminating in a goofily botched armored-car heist.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Written By: David Epstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2003


Walter Bryant
as money truck driver
William Riker
as Old Arthur
Leonard Jackson
as Bus Driver
William Duell
as Money Truck Guard
Peter McRobbie
as Chief Of Police
Ruth Kobart
as Himself
Stan Tracy
as Barney
Mario Todisco
as Gangster
Paul Austin
as Sergeant
Sam Coppola
as Mr. Kott
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Palookaville

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (10)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Palookaville


Understated comedy about inept criminals featuring lesser-known actors. (Not nearly as bad as it sounds.)

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

A very amusing left field heist movie with plenty of laughs and a very "indie" feel. Fans of QT and Guy Ritchie should definitely check it out.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

Clumsy, dim-witted comedy that manages to mess up on almost every level. It becomes wearisome within the first ten minutes at most, and it only gets worse from there. This movie forces the audience to participate in the bumblings of three despicable characters for 90 minutes. The dialogue scenes are all bizarrely directed, forcing actors to perform actions that are as unconvincing as they are stupid. This isn't funny material; it's downright desperate. Vincent Gallo (the reason I bought it) is great as always, and the same can be said for Frances McDormand. That's about all that can be said for this misfire.

Mike T.

Super Reviewer

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