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Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)

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Bruce Willis (Die Hard) is Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford: a detective who's good with the ladies, bad with the punches, and wild about his dog, Buddy. But when his beloved pet is stolen by local thugs, Steve makes a questionable alliance with their devious leader, Spyder (Jason Momoa, "Game of Thrones"). Teaming up with his best friend (John Goodman, The Big Lebowski), Steve pulls out the big guns in search of Spyder's stolen cocaine and cash in order to set things straight and get Buddy back where he belongs. Thomas Middleditch ("Silicon Valley"), Famke Janssen (X-Men), and Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) co-star in this bullet-ridden action-comedy that shows just how far one man will go for his dog.

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Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Time in Venice

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (9)

That hissing sound you hear is the air being let out of Bruce Willis as he struggles mightily to reconnect with once-vital action-comedy chops in the dim, unfunny Once Upon a Time in Venice.

June 16, 2017 | Full Review…
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Of course Willis employs his trademark smirk and his familiar sarcastic line readings. Of course we've seen him play variations on this downtrodden, wisecracking cynic in better movies. But B-movie Willis is still kind of a hoot.

June 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Once Upon a Time in Venice frequently sags underneath its own general lethargy, and not even the snarkiest John McClane can fix that.

June 16, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's as much a snapshot of a screwball neighborhood as it is a loose-ended shaggy dog story, with a weird, buoyant spirit that lifts it up over its somewhat sloppy storytelling.

June 16, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Bruce Willis barks up a number of wrong trees in this scattered, only sparsely amusing shaggy-dog mystery.

June 15, 2017 | Full Review…
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Bruce, you're better than this.

June 15, 2017 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

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A patently unfunny comedy, whose audience-gateway character is the most annoying of the bunch. Moderately uplifted by setting, the fact that Bruce Willis wasn't 100% phoning it in for once, John Goodman once again "going through some stuff", and the always endearing Jason Momoa... Who is apparently Mexican for some reason.

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