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Stand Up Guys Reviews

Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
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Thematic inconsistencies abound as Stevens aims for a tone somewhere between Grumpy Old Men, The Hangover, and Goodfellas.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 4, 2013
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Some actors don't need top-shelf material. Just the pleasure of their company is enough. And so Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin turn the insubstantial Stand Up Guys into solid entertainment.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 2, 2013
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It's just fun to watch Pacino, Walken and Arkin work together, very much enjoying the shared experience. Seeing Stand Up Guys is an offer you could easily refuse, but hey, why fight it?

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 1, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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If you don't think Al Pacino still has it in him, this is a welcome chance to be proved wrong.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

February 1, 2013
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Is it fun? Sure, some of the time. Is it good? That's a stretch. Does it tap the potential of these three actors? Fuggedaboutit.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C+

February 1, 2013
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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The degree to which "Stand Up Guys" succeeds at all is completely dependent on Walken, who elevates everything around him by seemingly doing nothing at all.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

February 1, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Fisher Stevens directed from Noah Haidle's script, which is obviously the work of a young writer.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

January 31, 2013
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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It's been a long time since a movie wasted as much talent as Stand Up Guys, a film that aims to be a geezer Goodfellas but whose execution is a misfire.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 31, 2013
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Makes its way under your skin thanks to its three lead actors, all of whom have a way of bringing a uniquely weirdly spin to their not-so-tough-guy lines.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 31, 2013
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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I can't argue that performers the stature of Pacino, Walken and Arkin don't deserve better material, yet it's so nice to have them onscreen together I'm in no mood to quibble.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 31, 2013
Scott Tobias
NPR
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Actor-turned-director Fisher Stevens gravely misjudges the tone - when he isn't trying to get too cute about everything, he slathers his characters in unearned sentimentality.

Full Review Source: NPR

January 31, 2013
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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"Stand Up Guys" is mostly a string of low-key, almost-amusing chats over breakfast tables and pool tables, as if just watching these actors exhale should be entertaining enough.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

January 31, 2013
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Elegiac and corny and not really convincing on any level ...

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

January 31, 2013
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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It's like watching your grandfather get naked on YouTube.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 31, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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In the end Stevens, probably wisely, just gets out of the way and lets the old guys have a ball.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

January 31, 2013
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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An excruciating and melodramatic comedy.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

January 31, 2013
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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For a worthier project, we'd gladly contribute to these legends' retirement funds, but a shaky scam like "Stand Up Guys" isn't even worth the price of an early bird special.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

January 31, 2013
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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There is a sense that everyone, this treasure trove of talent included, is waiting for something to happen, some bit of alchemy that will make the story coalesce into a whole and take it beyond the jokes about Viagra, hookers and regrets.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

January 31, 2013
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Arkin in particular can barely hide his lack of enthusiasm for the material. Some of the looks he shoots his co-stars appear to contain a secret code of some kind, deciphered as: 'Well, at least I'm in 'Argo.'"

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

January 31, 2013
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Sometimes it's all about the casting.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 31, 2013
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Stand Up Guys reminds you that these three are still way too good to collapse into shticky self-parody, even when they're in a movie that's practically begging them to.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

January 30, 2013
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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There's enough humor and tenderness in Fisher Stevens' film to make it a passably enjoyable experience for the most part.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 29, 2013
Alissa Simon
Variety
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A mildly raunchy, modestly entertaining geriatric comedy starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin as retired gangsters who reunite for one last night on the town.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 22, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Really, what do the actors have to work with here? The movie isn't funny enough to allow them to burlesque their images, or serious enough to give them a way to reflect upon them ...

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

December 14, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Painful, misshapen and a little gross. It's an enlarged prostate of a movie.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

December 14, 2012
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Despite some predictable predicaments - and the inevitable Viagra joke - the film is clever in the way it deals with the high cost of mob connections and the even higher cost of old age.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

December 13, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Most of the modest pleasures are in the ways the men expertly play off one another and invest their shallow characters with more depth than any filmmaker could reasonably expect.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

December 13, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Pacino - embracing painful Viagra jokes with abrasive, motor-mouthed energy - either needs better gigs or stronger guidance.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

December 13, 2012
Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
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It's a pity because there's a good movie in "Stand Up Guys" somewhere.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: C

December 12, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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This moronically unfunny gangster comedy fluctuates wildly between the lowest-of-low humor and pity-the-aged-man pathos, and offers further evidence that the best days are behind its iconic cast members.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

December 11, 2012
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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It plays out like you would fear.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 11, 2012
Rob Nelson
Variety
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Veering between buddy movie and action-thriller, Stand Up Guys is a mildly raunchy, modestly entertaining geriatric comedy.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 12, 2012
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
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Standout performances from Pacino, Walken and Arkin as old-timers prove that losing a step can't keep you off your feet.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

October 12, 2012
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