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Pete Smalls is Dead (2011)





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After hitting rock bottom when his faithful dog is kidnapped by a loan shark, K.C. (Peter Dinklage) sets off on an unexpected and hilarious adventure of redemption and retribution when he agrees to meet up with his long-time friend Jack (Mark Boone Junior) in Los Angeles to attend the funeral of their mutual friend and hot shot Hollywood director Pete Smalls (Tim Roth). -- (C) Peter Dinklage

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Peter Dinklage
as K.C. Monk
Tim Roth
as Pete Smalls
Steve Buscemi
as Bernie Roth
Rosie Perez
as Julia Smalls
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Critic Reviews for Pete Smalls is Dead

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Many of the film's storytelling beats seems drawn perhaps a little too closely from "The Long Goodbye," Raymond Chandler's elegiac detective novel adapted into a classic by Robert Altman.

November 11, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"Pete Smalls is Dead" nearly kills itself with an overdose of cutesy mainlined hipsterism.

August 25, 2012 | Rating: 4/10

Audience Reviews for Pete Smalls is Dead


Great cast, but not even Headey nor Roth can save this tripe of a movie!

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There's too much wrong about "Pete Smalls Is Dead" for it to be enjoyable. Peter Dinklage and Mark Boone Jr. are both good as the film's leads and the narrative is surprisingly coherent, but there are too many undercooked subplots and relationships and Alexandre Rockwell's direction is lackluster. "Pete Smalls Is Dead" is by no means a great film, but it is an interesting experience.

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