50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Brainless, but enjoyably over-the-top, the retro gang melodrama, Deuces Wild represents fifties teen-gang machismo in a way that borders on rough-trade homo-eroticism.
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50

Film Threat

By Heather Wadowski
With a couple of plot twists and a few powerful performances, Deuces Wild is worth checking out -- but only on home video.
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40

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Director Scott Kalvert returns to wring every last cliché out 1950s juvenile delinquent movies, without adding anything particularly fresh to the formula.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Sort of "West Side Story" set in 1958 Brooklyn -- minus the music or competent storytelling -- is clearly not dealing from anything close to a full deck.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It would appear that director Scott Kalvert never met a cliché he didn't like. No telegraphing is too obvious or simplistic for this movie.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

If you put the scripts for ''West Side Story,'' ''Mean Streets,'' and ''The Warriors'' in a blender, you might wind up with something like Deuces Wild, a preposterously melodramatic paean to gang-member teens in Brooklyn circa 1958.
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25

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
At the very least, Corman would have remembered to make the movie fun.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Deuces Wild is the worst thing to have happened to Brooklyn since the Ice Age severed it from the mainland.
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25

Boston Globe

Just about the only things that remotely redeem this movie are the solid acting performances by the principals, who make the most of the one-dimensional material given them.
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Would have been smart to fold before it let its hand go this far.
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16 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.