75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
What enriches the recipe is that no one is quite as cagey as they seem. Colin is officially thuggish, but he's a blinkered romantic. Archie is a mama's boy, Meredith is gay, Mal is impotent, and Peanut wears dentures.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It’s a stagy, half-entertaining, half-tedious acting competition between five excellent Englishmen.
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63

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
The best reason to see 44 Inch Chest is simply to behold some of the finest actors working today, especially Winstone -- who can embody winsomeness and menace in one sweaty, unkempt glance -- and the woefully underemployed Dillane.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Even a great British cast and obscenity-laden gangland dialogue aren't enough to make what amounts to an extended acting exercise into much of a movie.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
It's an interesting spectacle, but not enough to carry a movie.
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50

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Mostly, though, 44 Inch Chest is complacently in love with the rhythmically profane talk that came so easily to writers Louis Mellis and David Scinto in "Sexy Beast."
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Ultimately, 44 Inch Chest has very little on its mind.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
The film's action takes place mainly in one room, with the five characters posturing like angry macho men but slowly revealing their arrested development and juvenile ignorance of life in general and women in particular.
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40

Empire

By Kim Newman
44 Inch Chest gets by on the quality of its performances.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There's a difference between exposing misogyny and crassly exploiting it.
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47 out of 100
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