Wise Guys (1986)
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In this comedy, a couple of bumbling gangsters, Harry Valentini (Danny DeVito) and Moe Dickstein (Joe Piscopo) mess up a simple assignment, attracting the attention and wrath of their boss, Anthony Castelo (Dan Hedaya). As a punishment for their goof-up, Castelo gives both Harry and Moe confidential instructions to knock each other off.
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Critic Reviews for Wise Guys
A mid-career faux pas, or the director's equivalent of the coruscating, laugh-stuck-in-your-throat dissonance of The King of Comedy?
Brian DePalma, who made some funny movies years ago, seems to have lost his touch.
A waste of celluloid.
A lame Mob comedy, proving Piscopo is not movie material
Audience Reviews for Wise Guys
I know this movie doesn't get a lot of love, but it's got a few great gags in it. Piscopo is even pretty descent.More
The thing about Wise Guys is that it‚??s actually not that bad at all. Since De Palma is the heir to Hitchcock, it‚??s only fair that you relate this to Mr. and Mrs. Smith. It just shows that he can do anything. He‚??s not just a suspense storyteller, he can also show off his literal sense of humor. Danny DeVito is hilarious and there is also a very funny performance by Harvey Keitel. It‚??s not amazing, but probably better than most people give it credit for.More
The funnies thing this spawned was a parody by three pidgeons on a Disney cartoon. Very silly but I had to giggle.More
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