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Mobsters Reviews

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Steve Grant
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A noisy, silly, rather immature film.
Lou Cedrone
Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2013
Mobsters is a bloody little fairy tale that makes good guys out of Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello, Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky. According to the film, a largely plodding affair, they were just four kids who liked to kill people once in a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune
May 21, 2013
Despite competent production, despite-or perhaps because of-a high and inventively mutilated body count, the film is ultimately boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 21, 2013
In an attempt to find the origins of infamous gangsters Charlie "Lucky" Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Frank Costello and Benny "Bugsy" Siegel, Karbelnikoff has rendered lame caricatures instead of meaty characters.
John Marriott
Radio Times
July 25, 2014
It is extraordinary that, with gangster-era America providing such a natural source of drama, director Michael Karbelnikoff should turn gritty reality into such an empty tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
July 25, 2014
To say that production designer Richard Sylbert, costume designer Ellen Mirojnick and cinematographer Lajos Koltai give the settings a handsome, authentic look is like saying that the Titanic had nice chandeliers.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The problem is in the script, which is so complicated and violent that the credibility of the entire enterprise is undermined.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
It's like Young Guns with mobsters ... only stupider.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times
May 21, 2013
A hollow concept gussied up with a few big names, a pretty set and some fancy clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
It was either this or watch paint dry
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
July 26, 2011
It feels like a history lesson from a particularly inept substitute teacher, hitting only a few highlights before it returns to a flat read of gangster specifics.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 31, 2011
High concept, sleek stylishness, low content.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
The seemingly can't-miss premise of teen-heartthrob gangsters gets lost in self-important direction, a shoddy script and muddled storytelling.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 21, 2013
Slater and Dempsey bring to the film whatever shallow depth Mobsters occasionally exhibits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 16, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 18, 2003
Cool guys mob flick
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
November 8, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The whole movie seems to be about hair, slicked-back hair, hair so meticulously coifed and lacquered that bullets would bounce off of it. Your first thought is that the budget for mousse must have climbed into the zillions.
Kathleen Maher
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Slater has already proven he doesn't have to make good movies to be popular, and this one is slightly better than his usual mediocre fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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