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August 18, 2016
Two siding salesman who have a minor car accident, turn into rivals in this Barry Levinson comedy.
½ January 2, 2016
I found this to be too long, unfunny, and generally ridiculous. As much as a fan of the cast as I am, this did not work for me at all. Found it to be very boring.
November 3, 2014
The best of Barry Levinson's films evoke a great sense of time and place, and "Tin Men" is a beautiful example of that, something that it accomplishes through the use of music and a terrific production designer.

This is the second of what's become known as the director's "Baltimore films," and it's a comedy with a lot of dark undertones bubbling just under the surface, another thing it shares with some of Levinson's best. This is a very satisfying film, filled with rich characters are situations both comedic and dramatic that hits close to home. Sometimes they hit a little too close to home, but the performances by both Danny DeVito and Richard Dreyfuss always find just the right tone to keep the film from getting ugly.

Dreyfuss stealing DeVito's wife all because of a traffic accident could have turned things sour, but the actors and Levinson's screenplay never allow that to happen. There are a lot of laughs along the way, although it is true that just as many of the laughs come from the supporting performers as they do from the leads. Jackie Gayle is a riot as DeVito's partner and gets a lot of laughs whether he is musing about the logistics of "Bonanza" or mindlessly raving about Dreyfuss' dancing skills.

The music puts just the right finishing touch on the picture, and not just the usual and expected hits of the '60's. There's also a lot of great music from up-and-coming band Fine Young Cannibals, who had yet to break out in America. "Tin Men" is a comedy with some serious underlying themes than enhance the picture rather than spoil the mood. It's yet another winner from a major talent.
September 17, 2014
A fun little eccentric comedy. Good dialogue.
½ September 14, 2013
Really great anti-buddy movie.
July 16, 2013
Terrific salesman movie. It's not quit "Glengarry Glen Ross" , but close.
April 13, 2013
ITs not bad movie at all but aside from some funny moments and acting it's just not that interesting.
January 9, 2013
After a fender bender two aliminum salesmen become enemies and fight and compete against each other. One even goes too far and sleeps with the others wife. Two great actors Danny de Vito and Richard Dreyfus together would be an awesome movie. Unfortunately the movie gets boring here and there with few laughs.
August 8, 2012
i really enjoyed watching the juvenile getting even battle between danny devito and richard dreyfuss in "tin men". the film's dialogue is so natural and often humorous. director barry levinson did a great job with this one and i'd say it ranks up there with some of his best work.
May 12, 2012
Hilarious and touching--Overlooked, funny gem!!
½ April 10, 2012
Not even two great actors can save this mess from being one of the most boring films of all times. It's not funny, amusing or interesting. Only thing that kind of makes worth while are the two masterful performances from Richard Dreyfuss and Danny De Vito and the historical background. The rest is bad.
January 11, 2012
love this film, devito, and a host of great actos in this film, so many to mention, and of course my fave richard, i wish there were more movies like this.
½ October 23, 2011
Good, but also kind of depressing to watch. About two men (Danny DeVito and Richard Dreyfuss) who are pretty much f***ed up salesmen who proceed to ruin each others' lives over nothing but their Cadillacs and their pride. Only after things come to a head and peak do they seem to grow as men. Worth sitting through, although it's almost two hours straight, so it takes its time.
June 5, 2011
The perfect American comedy.
May 8, 2011
A nostalgic look at the early 1960s and a style of fast talking salesmen now dead, this film is nuanced and funny. You can see where Mad Men, although different in terms of visuals and writing, drew from the themes. This is also Danny DeVito's best acting.
½ April 9, 2011
A fairly entertaining movie in its own right, but is made by Bill's (Dreyfuss's Character) rain-soaked, scene where he professes (or tries to profess) his love for Nora. It's hard to pull of dialogue like that unless you're Jack Nicholson.
½ March 9, 2011
I saw this movie whern it first came out and I loved it. I think it has gotten better with age. I highly recomend this movie if you want to watch a great movie with good soild charaters and have a few laughs while your at it.
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