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Mobsters Reviews

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
May 20, 2014
It's an excuse for the latest crop of media-spawned personalities -- the male equivalent of starlets -- to invade the heavy-duty genre of the gangster film. They don't come up to Cagney's spats.
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
May 21, 2013
Mobsters looks like it was made by people who have seen too many gangster films for people who haven't seen any. There isn't a breath of life in the filmmaking.
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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
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 21, 2013
A potboiler in the quick-and-dirty tradition of the B movies of the '30s, it may not win any Oscars or garner rave reviews, but it's consistently entertaining, nevertheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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
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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
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 31, 2011
High concept, sleek stylishness, low content.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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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Steve Grant
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A noisy, silly, rather immature film.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
For all its machine-gun hits, Mobsters seems to have run out of energy soon after casting.
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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
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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.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 26, 1991
There isn't a moment when you simply sit back and share in an actor's joy at revealing himself through his role.
Full Review | Original Score: D