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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. Read full review
With a couple of plot twists and a few powerful performances, Deuces Wild is worth checking out -- but only on home video. Read full review
Director Scott Kalvert returns to wring every last cliché out 1950s juvenile delinquent movies, without adding anything particularly fresh to the formula. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
At the very least, Corman would have remembered to make the movie fun. Read full review
Deuces Wild is the worst thing to have happened to Brooklyn since the Ice Age severed it from the mainland. Read full review
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. Read full review
Would have been smart to fold before it let its hand go this far. Read full review
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