Once Upon a Time in Venice Reviews

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January 9, 2020
Once Upon a Time in Venice sports a truly incredible cast, who are then placed as cartoon characters in a shallow pastiche of crime stories. Enter a world where every person is defined by stereotype, yet still gets introduced by a narrator.
July 17, 2019
Based on the fun work being done by most of the cast, this could have been an entertaining little genre exercise with the right leading man. Instead, it's a sad reminder that Looper may be the last good movie Bruce Willis will ever make.
November 9, 2018
Not funny enough or crazy enough, when it could be a "gangsters stole my dog" B-movie caper; Bruce Willis is amiable, John Goodman underused. Buddy the dog doesn't make an appearance for ages -- he deserved better (and I'm a cat person).
November 26, 2017
Despite having an all-star talented cast, Once Upon A Time In Venice doesn't live up to the action comedies that preceded it despite a talented cast.
September 20, 2017
The script is awful and the goofy stunts are not as entertaining as you expect them to be.
August 31, 2017
Once Upon A Time In Venice is clearly a film made by cinephiles, but the scattered subplots and underdeveloped characters combine for an overall misfire.
August 14, 2017
An ultra-lite version of Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice," "Once Upon a Time in Venice" is a sunny SoCal noir so inconsequential it seems to evaporate as it plays out.
August 9, 2017
Adding yet another meaningless B-movie role to his long list of misses, veteran action star, Bruce Willis, returns to the big screen.
July 1, 2017
Once Upon a Time in Venice is a sterling example of how a lazy star can make a bad movie even worse.
June 27, 2017
Fueled by testosterone, it's a wannabe action-comedy caper that turns out to be neither.
June 22, 2017
You leave with a lot of questions, first and foremost being: Bruce Willis woke up for this?
June 19, 2017
It's good to have Bruce Willis back in a lead role as a wiseacre private eye, though this shambling shaggy-dog story about a kidnapped pooch is like a stoned student film with major stars, or a cross between Inherent Vice and The Big Lebowski.
June 16, 2017
Comedy is subjective, so while I'm about to trash this lazy and obnoxiously unfunny movie you may actually enjoy it. Especially if you have an terrible sense of humor.
June 16, 2017
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
The hijinks are amusing only in small doses, and are compromised by a convoluted plot and grating narration.
June 16, 2017
Once Upon a Time in Venice frequently sags underneath its own general lethargy, and not even the snarkiest John McClane can fix that.
June 15, 2017
Looked at from a certain angle, Once Upon a Time in Venice plays as a document of how much humiliation Bruce Willis is willing to undergo for a paycheck.
Top Critic
June 15, 2017
Bruce Willis barks up a number of wrong trees in this scattered, only sparsely amusing shaggy-dog mystery.
June 15, 2017
Bruce, you're better than this.
June 15, 2017
[Once Upon a Time in Venice] feels like a really bad, star-studded Oceans 11 prequel which, like a first pancake, should have been thrown out.
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