The Crew Reviews

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January 1, 2000
On the whole, these talented guys are reduced to swimming in an ocean of cinematic silliness -- stupid lines and even lamer situations.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
A sentimental codger comedy.
January 1, 2000
The Crew ends up feeling like soft-boiled Elmore Leonard (actually, runny Elmore Leonard) as the story goes from kicky to kicked-in-the-head.
January 1, 2000
Every time it delivers a clever line or appears on the verge of coming up with an original idea, a tide of cliches washes The Crew back out to sea.
January 1, 2000
As toothless as the denture-wearing astronaut in Space Cowboys.
January 1, 2000
Bereft of funny lines or even vaguely plausible plot twists.
January 1, 2000
Strictly basic cable fare.
January 1, 2000
Squeezing a laugh out of the nearly dead-on-arrival The Crew is like trying to wrench a supplemental Medicare plan from the clutches of a protesting HMO.
January 1, 2000
Written in a generic style that was probably intended as satire of the Mafia-film genre, but that comes across as merely lame and hackneyed.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Most any movie, even a bad one, has some particular quality that stands out as its strong point ... With The Crew, however, there is a consistent lack of excellence.
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
In a stronger year, the picture might have skipped the theaters altogether.
January 1, 2000
The Crew came from a script that was ready for the retirement home itself.
January 1, 2000
Basically a TV movie-of-the-week that's been dressed up with big names.
January 1, 2000
The Crew may think it's hitting a Soprano high note but in reality it's just sleeping with the fishes.
January 1, 2000
The movie is so mild, so benign, its humiliation-to-vindication arc so predictable and its old-folks jokes so feeble that you want them to start shooting the remake immediately.
January 1, 2000
The Crew pumps 'zany' nonsense until it drools and wheezes.
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