Saint John of Las Vegas Reviews

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November 17, 2011
March 17, 2010
Comic casting and comic timing pay off in most scenes, with Dinklage landing the big laughs, Malco doing his wise-guy-talking-down-to-the-doofus patter and Buscemi just bugging out and reacting to the craziness.
February 19, 2010
It's a kind of cinematic purgatory, halfway between eternal reward and eternal damnation. The question is: What did I do to deserve such mediocrity?
February 12, 2010
Saint John of Las Vegas was a bad script that somehow got made into a bad movie with good people in it.
February 11, 2010
For all its clever quirkiness, the end product seems flat and over-thought, which isn't to say it's a bad first step for this ambitious novice director, just a long way from something that will set the world on fire.
February 11, 2010
This debut feature by Hue Rhodes offers a wealth of skilled players and admirably offbeat gags yet seldom manages to generate any laughs.
February 11, 2010
It's minor, but I enjoyed it, largely because of the people on-screen, but also for the sneaky sincerity of writer-director Hue Rhodes' chronicle of one compulsive gambler's slouch toward redemption.
February 11, 2010
This movie is all elbows. Nothing fits. It doesn't add up. It has some terrific free-standing scenes, but they need more to lean on.
February 5, 2010
A funereally unfunny comedy by debut writer-director Hue Rhodes.
February 5, 2010
First-time director Hue Rhodes, who shifted from a career in IT to go to film school, invests too much screen time pursuing the quirky rather than nailing down a story.
February 1, 2010
I don't think that this movie has a coherent sense of what it's about, what its characters are doing, what kind of tone of comedy or drama or quirkiness it's trying to strike.
February 1, 2010
This one's not for everyone for sure, but I was amused by it.
January 29, 2010
This disjointed, desperately whimsical film is simply not funny: not for a minute.
January 29, 2010
[Its] randomly flung-in episodes are just quirky padding around a thin, one-twist story.
January 29, 2010
The writing is semicoherent at best, and the buddies of this meandering road trip are not only mismatched but dislikable.
January 29, 2010
The oft-used ploy of forcing an odd couple into a car and sending them off to uncharted territory is trotted out yet again here, but to minimal comic or emotional effect.
January 28, 2010
First-time director and screenwriter Hue Rhodes shows no discernible talent for dialogue, humor and, especially, pacing. For a movie than runs a mere 85 minutes, Saint John moves like a life sentence in molasses prison.
January 28, 2010
Rhodes doesn't find much more for them to do than flit from one quirk-filled vignette to the next.
January 27, 2010
As a portrait of one man's journey toward dignity, Saint John isn't bad enough to create its own special circle of hell. As a comedy, though, it's anything but divine.
January 27, 2010
With stars like Steve Buscemi and Sarah Silverman and big-fish producers such as Spike Lee and Stanley Tucci on board, you'd think this indie would offer some glimmer of wit or originality. Think again.
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