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Despite the charming principal performances, The Dukes remains little more than an unambitious pet project. Read critic reviews

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Once one of the most popular doo-wop duos in the 1960s, Danny (Robert Davi) and George (Chazz Palminteri) now barely make a living in the music business. While their loyal manager (Peter Bogdanovich) struggles to find them gigs, Danny and George decide to boost their bank accounts the old-fashioned way: burglary. Hearing about a shady dentist's stash of gold fillings, the men prepare to pull off a heist.

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Critic Reviews for The Dukes

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  • Davi, who has the kind of handsomely weathered face that has spent a lot of time gazing into the sun, clearly poured his heart into this movie, and it shows.

    December 11, 2008 | Rating: 3/4
  • As light as a feather and about as memorable, The Dukes is a pet project all the way, just a lark for Davi and his buddies to star in and screen for one another like a home movie.

    November 26, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The sweetness grows cloying by the end, but perhaps that's fitting for a film that's so clearly a labor of love.

    November 21, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The Dukes may be hard to find on the big screen, but it's worth keeping an eye out for once it reaches DVD.

    November 21, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Here's the little movie that could, a potent directing debut for actor Robert Davi.

    November 19, 2008 | Rating: 3/4
  • The old-fashioned story is aided by surprisingly smooth direction, as well as likable performances from Davi himself, Chazz Palmintieri, and a perfectly cast Peter Bogdanovich.

    November 18, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Dukes

  • Oct 03, 2011
    Great film. Congrads on Robert Davi on making a really good film. The film is better than half of the films that are playing right now. Davi did a great job both directing wise and acting wise. He has a great on screen chemistry with Chazz Palminteri, who is also hilarious in the film. The film kind of reminded me of the movie, The Crew, with Richard Dreyfuss and Burt Reynolds. The Crew was a better film than this. However, I still liked The Dukes and recommend it.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2010
    As soon as it started, I immediately didn't like it. I think I got to about 37 minutes before I turned it off.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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