Made Reviews

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August 6, 2008
Unfortunately, Vaughn repeatedly crosses the line between persuasively playing an obnoxious character and coming across as nerve-gratingly self-indulgent.
June 24, 2006
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.
June 18, 2002
With both movies and TV constantly mining mob life for script fodder, Made never comes up with a new twist on the material.
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March 22, 2002
January 26, 2002
Favreau gives his film a curious final touch of earnestness, even sentimentality, but he gets away with it and Made swings funkily along.
January 21, 2002
There are very funny moments, and some wonderful dialogue, but the film's self-consciously serious moments sit uncomfortably with the buddy banter.
August 9, 2001
The stars are hilarious and the supporting cast is perfectly in tune with the spirit of their comedy.
August 2, 2001
Made isn't in a particular hurry to get anywhere, but Jon Favreau's script has the feel of improvisation done right.
July 27, 2001
The comic invention at work here -- Vaughn's and Favreau's -- make Made into a rough gem.
July 27, 2001
Leaves you wishing they hadn't tried so hard to do something different.
July 27, 2001
Amusing in the offbeat humor that comes from the wackiness of odd but believable characters.
July 27, 2001
Won't take the team of Favreau and Vaughn beyond the audience they won with Swingers, but for the converted, it is equally confirming and rewarding.
July 27, 2001
If there is a more annoying performance than Vaughn's in a movie this year, it can only mean the real Jerry Lewis has made a comeback.
July 27, 2001
I wish Made hadn't been made. And if it had to be, I wish it had been made as a silent movie.
July 20, 2001
A movie with better potential than actual results.
July 20, 2001
At some point the source of the laughs ... goes from entertaining to obnoxious.
July 20, 2001
So miscalculated and chafingly unfunny is this movie it will leave you convinced that if the gangster comedy isn't killed off by actor-driven improv riffs like this, maybe it ought to be. Better dead than more like Made.
July 20, 2001
The kind of crime comedy that you root for even as it grows progressively more irritating.
July 20, 2001
Despite the film's faults, Favreau puts a fresh spin on the mob movie genre, and that's something we can all admire.
July 20, 2001
The movie is difficult to describe because it's not what happens that matters, it's how it happens and why.
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