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Not as good as Swingers, but it's still witty and goofy enough for some laughs.



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In this reunion of Swingers co-stars Jon Favreau (making his feature directorial debut) and Vince Vaughn, the two star in a new Mob comedy set in the underbelly of New York City. Favreau plays Bobby, an aspiring boxer who has a lackluster record but refuses to give up his lifelong dream. Ricky (Vaughn) is a loose cannon hanger-on who dreams of breaking into the mob. When Bobby begins to get close to old-time Mob boss Max (Peter Falk), Ricky believes it is a way into organized crime. Max is more interested in Bobby carrying out orders, but he allows the two to perform a job In New York under the supervision of a smooth crime lord (music mogul Sean Combs). Ricky then is powered by the idea that he and Bobby are bigwigs in their new community of acquaintances and begins to assume the role of a high roller -- at the expense of his friend. Made, also written by Favreau, also features Sopranos regular Vincent Pastore, Famke Janssen, and Faizon Love in supporting roles.


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  • Unfortunately, Vaughn repeatedly crosses the line between persuasively playing an obnoxious character and coming across as nerve-gratingly self-indulgent.

    Aug 6, 2008

    Joe Leydon

    Top Critic
  • If the film's too ready to go with the flow of Chris Doyle's handheld camerawork, and sometimes seems ad hoc, its spot-on attention to the faux pas of the moment certainly raises a smile.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
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  • With both movies and TV constantly mining mob life for script fodder, Made never comes up with a new twist on the material.

    Jun 18, 2002 | Rating: C+
  • Favreau gives his film a curious final touch of earnestness, even sentimentality, but he gets away with it and Made swings funkily along.

    Jan 26, 2002 | Full Review…
  • There are very funny moments, and some wonderful dialogue, but the film's self-consciously serious moments sit uncomfortably with the buddy banter.

    Jan 21, 2002 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Nev Pierce
    Top Critic
  • The stars are hilarious and the supporting cast is perfectly in tune with the spirit of their comedy.

    Aug 9, 2001

Audience Reviews for Made

  • Sep 29, 2017
    The team from Swingers for a film that can't recapture the lightning twice. Both the leads provide great characters and the film is very fuuny when the cast riffs of one another. Vaughn creates a character that is close to being unlikable and is tough to watch at times, great character development though. The film doesn't have the depth that Swingers had, Favearu is a great actor and writer but this is an odd film to make. He chose a few odd films during this period after the Swingers success which ultimately shut him down as the leading man. I liked the film chemistry, didn't love the story but I think it is a film that is worth checking out if you're fans of the actors. 28-09-2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2012
    [img][/img] A very interesting crime comedy premise is paired up with first time director Jon Favreau and a hugely energetic Vince Vaughn who is absolutely at the top of his game to make a forgettable but consistently funny flick. The key to what makes it work is the quirky chemistry between Favreau and Vaughn. In recent years both of their careers have turned. Favreau went on to direct Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and Vince Vaughn started to appear in unfunny, sloppily made comedies. Vaughn has only made a few funny movies in recent years, I found Wedding Crashers funny and his performance in the Will Ferrell comedy "Anchorman" very amusing but he's also appeared in stinkers like "Four Christmases" and "The Break Up". In addition to that "Dodgeball" which everyone other than me seems to like. Favreau on the other hand has had a sucessful career but I prefer him when he's making comedies as well-executed, witty and stylishly made as, well, "Made". It can go from being light-hearted to dark in a small matter of seconds but it still manages to be both emotionally engaging and at other times simply hilarious. The direction by Favreau is fantastic for a debut and the script is full of great one liners and visual gags. It may not be tremendously remarkable but it naturally succeeds in achieving it's comedic aims and heights. Following their roles in "Swingers" the stars yet again prove that they can make shtick like this work easily with their outstanding merit, massively talented.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 24, 2012
    Ricky Slade: I'm a tall drink of water, I gotta stretch my shit out.  "Welcome to disorganized crime" Made is the re-teaming of Swingers stars Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn. It's also the directorial debut from Favreau. Now, if you liked Swingers, and odds are you do, then more than likely you will enjoy Made too. It looks, feels, and sounds a lot like Swingers. What wins you over is the same thing that did the first time around and that would be the chemistry between Favreau and Vaughn. They're great on screen together. Made follows two friends as they are sent on a job by a small crime boss. They aren't given many details as to what they are going to do on this job. Vaughn again plays the partying womanizer, while Favreau again plays the less obnoxious friend. Along the way, Vaughn's character gets the two into a little trouble, with his loud mouth and his need for attention. I may like the storyline for this one better than Swingers, but I don't like the movie as a whole, more than Swingers. There's a lot to like from this film. It has extremely funny dialogue and situations. Favreau and Vaughn are funny together, and there is a good role from P Diddy. Overall it's just a really fun movie, which is exactly what you would expect. It may not be one of the best crime comedies out there, but it is better than average. 
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2009
    Made has some of the best dialogue. It is extremely well written and a great effort from John Favreau. It is even more well put together than Swingers, having a more polished feel to it. Vince Vaughn and John Favreau's banter really made this a memorable movie.
    Conner R Super Reviewer

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