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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

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

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.

Full Review… | November 11, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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"Pete Smalls is Dead" nearly kills itself with an overdose of cutesy mainlined hipsterism.

Full Review… | August 25, 2012

Audience Reviews for Pete Smalls is Dead


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

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


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.

Stephen Earnest
Stephen Earnest

Super Reviewer

what an amazing movie. I love movies about making movies, and this has to be my new favorite one to watch. So many great actors in this, I wish they made more movies like this. Its a shame that I probably won't see a great film like this for awhile. Its nice to find a hidden gem like this one to brighten my existence and get caught up in this wonderful masterpiece of movie magic.

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