75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie crosses two formulas -- Fish Out of Water and Coming of Age -- fairly effectively. Because it isn't wall-to-wall action but actually bothers to develop its characters and take an interest in them, it was not at first considered commercial by its distributor, New Line, and languished on the shelf for two years.
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50

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Likable performances are critically wounded by implausible scenarios and derivative-minded direction referencing everything from ''Reservoir Dogs'' to ''Fargo.''
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It has its moments of swaggering camaraderie, but more often just feels generic, derivative and done to death.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Nothing you haven't already seen elsewhere, except for Vin Diesel looking even then like a box-office champ.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It has no twistiness or intrigue, and none of the juicy anthro-underworld detail that Koppelman and Levien brought to their screenplay for the tricky, enjoyable ''Rounders.''
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50

Miami Herald

Not as bad a movie as it sounds, just mediocre.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
A layabout movie -- not risibly bad, just relentlessly sub-par.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
There's nothing original about the father-son conflict that forms the core of the film, nor is there enough suspense and drama.
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30

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Off the shelf after two years to capitalize on the popularity of Vin Diesel, Seth Green and Barry Pepper. It should have stayed there.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

Lackluster mob picture.
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30 out of 100
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