The Pick-Up Artist Reviews

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October 9, 2016
Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey Jr. head the unusually talented cast of characters assembled for this small but taut film.
February 27, 2008
James Toback's long-gestating portrait of a one-track mind becomes bogged down in unconvincing plot mechanics.
February 27, 2008
Toback has devised an interesting premise that draws parallels between risking one's heart and one's wallet, but the picture itself risks little.
November 4, 2007
July 1, 2005
June 24, 2005
March 27, 2004
Features Robert Downey Jr. as a smooth-talking womanizer who meets his match.
March 19, 2004
March 12, 2004
February 26, 2004
February 8, 2004
July 15, 2003
May 20, 2003
The film roams from the Upper West Side to Coney Island to Atlantic City, maintaining a lighthearted style that doesn't quite match the hints of obsessiveness in Mr. Toback's screenplay.
February 4, 2003
November 4, 2002
September 19, 2002
A very challenging movie. Downey Jr and Ringwald sizzle.
July 26, 2002
January 1, 2000
Downey, who worked for one season on Saturday Night Live, has just the right emotional weight for the role of Jack, and the right touch of goofy boyishness to soften his aggressiveness.
January 1, 2000
A light and fairly innocuous youth picture.
January 1, 2000
Pickup's 'little more' is in its quirky characters and its intentionally goofy melodrama.
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