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Poolhall Junkies Reviews

May 15, 2003
This brash little indie is oddly endearing and fun to be around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 21, 2003
Whatever you want to say about this Mars Callaghan -- who is an avid cue-man in real life -- he would seem to be able to sink anything. Darned if he doesn't make this whole movie disappear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 21, 2003
As a director, Callahan wants the verve that Martin Scorsese brought to The Color of Money, but his visual approach is careless, relying too much on clichéd slo-mo and hasty edits.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 4, 2003
[A]ll of it just seems so familiar and so trite, we know exactly where this is going.
February 28, 2003
90 minutes of slow-leaking, macho stomach gas, in which everyone talks like they were on brawny pills and every tawdry song on the soundtrack makes you feel as if you were trapped in a lap dance club.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 28, 2003
This film coulda been a contender if Callahan hadn't worn so many hats -- but it has moments that make it worth waiting for on video.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2003
Is this a great movie? Not at all. Is it more or less consistently entertaining? Yes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 27, 2003
Overplotted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 27, 2003
The film groans under the weight of its platitudes no matter how lightly Johnny dances around a pool table.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 27, 2003
A one-way ticket to Palookaville.
February 27, 2003
If it's hard to make a Western without John Wayne, it's even tougher to film a pool hall flick without Paul Newman -- as Poolhall Junkies proves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 26, 2003
An unwieldy jumble of empty tough-guy gestures.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 25, 2003
Low-grade billiard porn that earnestly believes in its own transparent hustle.