Looking for Palladin (2008)



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Hollywood talent agent Josh Ross is sent to Guatemala to lure an old Hollywood star, Jack Palladin, out of retirement. Arrogant Josh gets frustrated by the slower pace of life in Guatemala and disregards the community's interests, even though he needs them in order to find Jack. As he journeys to find Palladin, Josh embarks in a personal journey of self-discovery that changes his life.
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Talia Shire
as Rosario
Ben Gazzara
as Jake Palladin
David Moscow
as Josh Ross
Joam Solo
as Padre Lucio
Tuti Furlan
as Ms. Sanders
Sammy Morales
as Postman #1
Jimmy Morales
as Postman #2
Pedro Armedáriz Jr.
as Chief of Police
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Critic Reviews for Looking for Palladin

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6)

A small movie with a big, big actor.

Full Review… | December 10, 2009
New York Observer
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Looking for Palladin meanders around Antigua (Guatemala) at a leisurely gait and enjoys the presence of Ben Gazzara in its central role. That's about all there is to find, however.

Full Review… | November 5, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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Looking for Palladin has a split personality. It starts as a comedy but morphs into an icky family melodrama. It should have stuck with the yuks.

Full Review… | October 29, 2009
New York Post
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A semicoherent, overacted mélange of travelogue, farce and suds

October 29, 2009
New York Times
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We've seen enough movies to know Joshua will stop being a jerk after he learns the true meaning of Christmas, but it's almost impossible to disparage such genuine warmth.

Full Review… | October 27, 2009
Time Out
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Requiring cuts, some sense of direction, and dialogue that doesn't either declare or dither, the film looks like it was fun to make.

Full Review… | October 27, 2009
Village Voice
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