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44 Inch Chest Reviews

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February 1, 2010
I just felt like it was not going anywhere after a while and I did feel like I was trapped in a play that wasn't really working for me.
February 10, 2010
Ninety-four minutes of stagey locker-room philosophizing. Sets a record for use of the word "cunt." Each of the characters exemplifies a different stereotype of male behavior, none of them very interesting.
April 27, 2010
A verbose exercise in profanity that wastes the talent of a bunch of fine actors who sit around and discuss how best to restore the bruised ego of one of their hardened gang.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 29, 2010
Boasts solid performances and some wickedly funny dialogue, but it's often tedious, underwhelming and fails to pack any real punches.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.65/10
February 26, 2010
Writers Louis Mellis and David Scinto seem to have been hoping for something along the lines of those Quentin Tarantino scenes where thugs kvetch about pop music and cinnamon buns, but the 44 Inch dialogue is not as clever as Tarantino's...
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 25, 2010
This limp psychodrama proves woefully short on character development or narrative structure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 29, 2010
As an exercise in gender de-construction it's a crude bit of irony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 24, 2010
The title suggests an exploration of the macho notion of masculinity, and while the theme filters through, it is less than satisfying; the film also lacks layers, making it a one-note movie with the odd flash of wit
April 30, 2010
I can't help thinking it's a waste of talent.
January 29, 2010
Little more than some amusing dialogue and a big That's it? once the credits roll.
January 15, 2010
Monologues float and sting like a Muhammad Ali punch, words are like weapons, expletives are strung together with such ferocious precision that they sound like poetry. Shame the plot is virtually non-existent and the ultimate effect is tiresome.
January 15, 2010
A stilted, yet-another-British-gangster thriller - a remarkable disappointment given its pukka cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 15, 2010
Welcome to the new sub-genre: neo-gangsterism. Think of neoclassicism or neo-Nazism, then think of them both combined.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 22, 2010
The problem isn't that it consists of five men sitting around and talking. The problem is that it consists of one man sitting down and having a think.
January 15, 2010
A brooding Pinteresque menace hangs over this chamber-piece of London lowlife, though any expectation of Louis Mellis and David Scinto's screenplay duplicating the thrills of their previous effort, Sexy Beast, is to be frustrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 15, 2010
Aiming for black comedy and a redemptive satire on self-deluding male machismo, ham fisted debut director Malcolm Venville instead gives his cast enough rope to hang themselves rather than the characters they play.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 15, 2010
With its limited setting, contained cast and existential plot, this feels more like a play than a film. So while it's well-acted by a first-rate cast, it also feels somewhat indulgent and oddly unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2010
...first time helmer Malcolm Venville lacks the directing chops to make better use of his terrific cast. 44 Inch Chest is more a calling card than a debut.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 2, 2010
...an exploration of the meaning of love amidst a lot of macho posturing that features a great cast and great dialogue undone by staginess, clunky fantasy elements and a weak conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 21, 2010
There's a difference between exposing misogyny and crassly exploiting it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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