Yonkers Joe Reviews

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November 17, 2011
August 8, 2009
Mostly strong, that is, with the major exception of Tom Guiry's portrayal of Joe Jr. Painfully broad, Guiry practically sinks the film with garishly slack-jawed and over-the-top manchildishness.
January 16, 2009
As Janice, Christine Lahti is the pivot between father and son. The scenes between Janice and Joe Jr. are sweet, harrowing, movie-altering.
January 16, 2009
Yonkers Joe is incoherent, succeeding neither as an exciting gambling ride nor a touching family story.
January 9, 2009
An extremely awkward cross between Ocean's Eleven and Rain Man.
January 9, 2009
A nicely photographed, mostly satisfying look at a gang of East Coast sharps and how they part marks from their money.
May 20, 2009
May 20, 2009
March 3, 2009
It's far from a natural, but somehow, some way, it makes its point.
February 6, 2009
Celestino's bid to wrap everything up in tidy fashion feels at odds with the grittiness of the film's first two-thirds, but in the end, the movie's glimpse into a seldom-seen slice of life sticks with you.
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