Stand Up Guys Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
November 9, 2013
The pace is too slack, the gags too tired and the plot too hackneyed for the film to be more than fitfully engaging for all but die-hard Pacino and Walken fans.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 13, 2013
Thanks to Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin - mostly just for being charismatic old pros who are fun to hang out with - Stand Up Guys is watchable, occasionally amusing, not altogether insufferable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 5, 2013
A messy script isn't enough to undermine these clever veteran actors, who manage to make the most of the humour, drama and action without ever losing their dignity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
July 2, 2013
Stand Up Guys probably won't appeal to anyone whose father hasn't got friends of pensionable age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2013
It's depressing to see the likes of Pacino reduced to making erectile dysfunction jokes, more so when the film labours the gag by having him overdose on Viagra.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
June 30, 2013
Viagra is consumed, erections wrestled, old scores settled - blah blah blah.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 28, 2013
Even when Walken, Pacino, and Arkin are phoning it in - on a rotary phone - they still earn their status as icons.
Emma Dibdin
Digital Spy
June 28, 2013
There's sharp dialogue and the odd, startling moment of emotional intimacy scattered amidst the dreck; enough to make this a solidly entertaining couple of hours if you try resolutely not to think about it too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
June 28, 2013
Frankly, if you put Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in your movie, you don't really need to worry about the script: we'd happily watch them do just about anything on-screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
June 28, 2013
Think what they might have achieved with better material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
June 28, 2013
An initially promising, increasingly glutinous buddy comedy that exploits and squanders the talents of its starry cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 27, 2013
With a little bit of chutzpah and a fistful of Viagra, the tough guys of yesteryear can still come staggering back to make a decent movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
June 26, 2013
A rewarding mash-up of Last of the Summer Wine and Goodfellas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Curtis Woloschuk
Total Film
June 16, 2013
You'd think that septuagenarians Al Pacino and Christopher Walken would still have enough self-respect left in the tank to steer clear of debacles like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
June 13, 2013
All three acting legends bring the spice to a sub-par story. But, the total is not enough to keep this flick from stinking.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
John Serba
MLive.com
June 5, 2013
There's much entertainment ... in watching a trio of great actors in the twilight of their careers, at work with a strong script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eddie Harrison
The List
June 5, 2013
Stand Up Guys is very much an old man's film, but Stevens just about delivers the performances that its ageing audience demands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 27, 2013
It's hardly great, but it's refreshingly old school.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Leland Montgomery
Paste Magazine
February 21, 2013
There's something about Stand Up Guys that's both brilliant and poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
February 9, 2013
...to watch Al Pacino overact with such a deficient script and lackluster directing is agony no moviegoer should be required to endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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