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August 23, 2014
Scott Kalvert's attempt at a gangster picture is the worst film of 2002.
July 24, 2014
Maybe if the movie had left all the expensive period artifacts, and most of the hackneyed script, on the street corner and let its capable young cast loose, Deuces Wild would have offered the audience a more interesting game.
July 24, 2014
It's full of sound and fury, and the ensemble tries hard, but mob boss Fitzy has it right: They're just kids who need to grow up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2014
This clichéd tale of combative Brooklyn street gangs in the late 1950s gets it so wrong in so many ways, it's almost cruel to count them.
June 3, 2013
Deuces Wild's not worth anteing up the ticket price.
June 3, 2013
A repellent orgy of gratuitous violence and hackneyed melodrama, Deuces Wild marks a grim nadir for everyone involved.
June 3, 2013
It not only promotes every stereotype and invokes every cliché of Brooklyn lore, it combines them all into an insulting composite, fuses that to the chrome-and-fins of the pointless Fifties, and then -- weirdly -- pretends it's Shakespeare.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 3, 2013
Skip it. Just fill in the blanks and you too can brew the same bland, goopy mixture.
June 3, 2013
A flashback to a heroin casualty on a rain-soaked playground is a crucial visual aid, but any punch-drunk victim of Deuces Wild might prefer the needle to the damage done.
October 18, 2008
This is a movie that can't say no to a melodramatic opportunity, and whatever verisimilitude inspired Paul Kimatian and Christopher Gambale to write a script based on Kimatian's memories of the gangs has been utterly lost along the way.
March 7, 2007
Slow-motion shots of swaggering tough guys punctuate this painfully hackneyed gang drama set in late-50s Brooklyn.
March 7, 2007
The script from first-timers Paul Kimatian and Christopher Gambale requires Dillon to say corny things like: 'Bricks don't fall outta the sky in this neighborhood unless I'm throwin' 'em.' Tony Soprano, he ain't.
July 5, 2004
What died in here, and who can we call to take its carcass away?
February 1, 2004
If it was the intention of Kalvert, Gambale and Kimatian to infiltrate their script with every stereotypical hoodlum cliché from every movie covering Brooklyn bad boys, they were on the money. Too bad their movie isn't.
July 14, 2003
Tentando desesperadamente se transformar em uma espécie de O Selvagem da Motocicleta do novo milênio (com toques de Amor, Sublime Amor), o filme é esquemático demais, tornando-se artificial e nada envolvente.
| Original Score: 2/5
December 8, 2002
With a couple of plot twists and a few powerful performances, Deuces Wild is worth checking out -- but only on home video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 18, 2002
I accuse films of being generic and unoriginal on a regular basis, but rarely have I seen a movie so determined to check off every cliché on the list as Deuces Wild.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 5, 2002
Astonishing isn't the word -- neither is incompetent, incoherent or just plain crap. Indeed, none of these words really gets at the very special type of badness that is Deuces Wild.
August 3, 2002
Despite its best intentions, Deuces Wild is an empty hand.
Read More | Original Score: 3/10
July 3, 2002
Both half-hearted and half-assed
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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