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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. Read full review
It’s a stagy, half-entertaining, half-tedious acting competition between five excellent Englishmen. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
It's an interesting spectacle, but not enough to carry a movie. Read full review
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." Read full review
Ultimately, 44 Inch Chest has very little on its mind. Read full review
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. Read full review
44 Inch Chest gets by on the quality of its performances. Read full review
There's a difference between exposing misogyny and crassly exploiting it. Read full review
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