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In the Soup Reviews

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February 7, 2013
There isn't enough one could say about the casting in this film -- it's simply perfect. The story is elevated by the chemistry and sense of improvisation between Buscemi and Cassel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 7, 2013
A charming pipsqueak of a movie, a playful film of ragged and shaggy appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 12, 2006
Though not great, it's easily Rockwell's best work, a playful film with darkly comic twists, played out nicely by Steve Buscemi and Seymour Cassel, who's over-the-top but the film allows that.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 24, 2006
Rockwell's wonderfully unassuming movie throws a big hug around youthful ambition, b/w filmstock, and the glowing screen charisma of Cassel. An unheralded gem.
May 26, 2006
Yes, it's an old story that has been told a thousand times before and since, but Alexandre Rockwell's little film has a home movie charm and a streetwise wit that make it a must-see sleeper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2004
A droll, self-conscious fable with an unexpected heart of gold ...
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 10, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2003
Beals has taken a strange route since Flashdance, arriving here as the object of Buscemi's desire, but it's Cassel's hood with a heart who steals the spotlight and all the best lines.
January 1, 2000
In the Soup's charm is based in its humor, in its odd bits of business that happen in the margins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
[Actor] Cassel seems to be a variation on the noble/foolish hero played by Ben Gazzara in Cassavetes's The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, but you certainly don't have to know this source to respond to Cassel's enormous funds of charm and charisma.
January 1, 2000
Because of the generally poor quality of character development, I just didn't care about how things resolved themselves. A strong ending might have redeemed something from this mess, but it was not to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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