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Looking for Palladin Reviews

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
October 27, 2009
Apart from Gazzara's brilliant, effortless performance, everything is a little cartoonish in Looking for Palladin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
November 1, 2009
Suffers from an unfunny, unmoving, stilted and often meandering screenplay which can't be saved by Ben Gazzara's engaging and charismatic performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.75/10
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Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice
October 27, 2009
Requiring cuts, some sense of direction, and dialogue that doesn't either declare or dither, the film looks like it was fun to make.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 30, 2009
A semicoherent, overacted mélange of travelogue, farce and suds
| Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Ordoña
Los Angeles Times
November 5, 2009
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 30, 2009
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.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
October 30, 2009
The unsubtle approach to a lead character--a crude, motormouth Hollywood talent agent--sinks this otherwise often watchable comedic drama about a show-biz fish out of water in quaintest Guatemala.
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Aaron Hillis
Time Out
October 28, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
December 10, 2009
A small movie with a big, big actor.
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