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Knockaround Guys Reviews

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December 30, 2008
No less stale than the many derivative crime thrillers that flood the direct-to-video market.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 18, 2008
What sounds like a formula for freakish violence and a torrent of incessant expletives is in fact a stylish mobster film that stands out due to some very inventive casting.
October 18, 2008
Even the top ensemble case of Knockaround Guys, headed by the ever-remarkable John Malkovich and charismatic Vin Diesel, can't jump the brick wall that the script hits in the last 20 minutes.
August 7, 2008
Diesel is excellent as a compassionate pre-XXX tough guy (the film has been on the shelf for nearly two years).
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 2, 2008
Knockaround Guys just doesn't deserve to get made, either literally or figuratively, and isn't worth the time needed to discover that this particular up-and-comer is yesterday's news.
December 30, 2006
Borrowing heavily from leftfield genre spin-offs like True Romance, it's no wonder this misfire was on the shelves for so long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 1, 2004
The dialogue is almost a bit too conscious of its own wittiness and street-tough colloquialisms.
September 6, 2003
Putting the faces of hot young stars on the same old parts doesn't make the movie any fresher.
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 25, 2003
O roteiro é interessante, mas se perde no final, com o tiroteio obrigatório.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2003
When the movie mixes the cornpone and the Cosa Nostra, it finds a nice rhythm.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
May 20, 2003
Guns get drawn. Bullets fly. Blood spills. You've seen it all before.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
March 21, 2003
Real gangsters often love gangster films, but it's a safe bet that Knockaround Guys won't be on their all-time hit list.
January 15, 2003
It may not be instantly forgettable, but it comes close.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 30, 2002
It's mildly interesting to ponder the peculiar American style of justice that plays out here, but it's so muddled and derivative that few will bother thinking it all through.
Read More | Original Score: 63/100
November 19, 2002
This heist flick about young Brooklyn hoods is off the shelf after two years to capitalize on the popularity of Vin Diesel, Seth Green and Barry Pepper. It should have stayed there.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 19, 2002
Fails to convince the audience that these brats will ever be anything more than losers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 16, 2002
Un film au potentiel certain, saboté par les clichés et un montage impatient.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 21, 2002
When it comes to Knockaround Guys, the only remotely energetic aspect of the project is the fact that characters occasionally use words with more than two syllables.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
October 20, 2002
The first-time directors previously penned the screenplay Rounders, and while their attention to setting and detail in both films is commendable, their development of character and storyline could stand some improvement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 19, 2002
No better or worse than 'Truth or Consequences, N.M.' or any other interchangeable actioner with imbecilic Mafia toolbags botching a routine assignment in a Western backwater.
| Original Score: 2/4
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