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Super Reviewer
½ February 7, 2015
Great cast, but not even Headey nor Roth can save this tripe of a movie!
½ June 2, 2014
What an assortment of Characters! Steve Buscemi is in it sooooooooo? It is GOOD!
½ April 3, 2014
Honestly, I don't even get it, but great cast!
February 6, 2014
The film's plot is too incredulous.
March 14, 2013
Awesome cast. The movie has issues but really all of that is besides the point because every actor in this movie is great.
March 10, 2013
Too grimy for my taste
½ March 7, 2013
Lotsa stars entertaining characters
December 25, 2012
I'll watch Peter Dinklage in anything and this was both funny and quirky.
½ October 10, 2012
At least Steve Buscemi was awesome in this.
½ August 30, 2012
Like Peter D but it was not that great
August 20, 2012
There's so much to love about this movie that it's hard to know where to begin. The cast is impeccable, with Peter Dinklage in the leading role as Munk, the sad screenwriter beaten down by the world to such an extent that all he has left is his old dog. So cut off from his former life in Hollywood that he is running a lousy laundry in NY, Munk is drawn back into his strange circle of friends and the bitter betrayals that caused him to leave in the first place. Dinklage carries this film with immense dignity and pathos, while actors famous and not-so-famous cavort and swirl around him. Tim Roth. Carol Kane. Rosie Perez. Steve Buscemi in a Goldilocks wig. Even Lena Headey (who plays Dinklage's sister Cercei in "Game of Thrones") passes through. All of this adds to the eerie otherworldliness of this tale, one that culminates with a Fellini-esque party. "Pete Smalls" has a strange and complicated plot, but it all comes together by the last reel. Thoughtful, smart, and easily misunderstood, this movie is worth viewing if you are willing to scratch below the surface.
½ August 13, 2012
Gave this movie a chance because of Peter Dinklage and due to the cast line up. The movie is basically about getting Peter Dinklage (KC) dog back after being kidnapped. The movie was long and drawn out but entertaining to say the least. Kind of reminded me of "Lets get Shorty".
½ August 10, 2012
just choice i haven't laughed so much since 'the big lebowski'
May 10, 2012
With Dinklage as the lead, I really wanted to like this film. however, it has no real flow and although interesting it isn't exactly enjoyable.
April 20, 2012
Sort of a strange and grungy flick about 3 friends, 1 of whom became a famous Hollywood film director and recently died bringing the other 2 together. This movie is a little hard to follow, and it really wasn't all that great, but if you like movies such as Big Lebowski, and other such grungy Americana flicks then you will dig this.
Super Reviewer
½ March 31, 2012
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.
February 10, 2012
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.
½ February 8, 2012
Dinklage and Boone were good, but not given much to do in this noir-aping shaggy dog story.
½ January 8, 2012
When I first heard about this movie I thought, "Peter Dinklage, Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi in ONE movie? Hell yes." But I came to discover it was a rather disappointing. The first half was engaging and pleasant, but as the movie progressed it lost track of where it was headed towards. Somewhat cult and in the fashion of Big Lebowski, but still nowhere near as good. I loved the somewhat vintage atmosphere, and the dirty look of it, but content-wise it was empty. The acting is, of course, magnificent, but not enough to salvage a film that has no purpose existing.
½ October 8, 2011
En helt grei alternativ film.
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