February 6, 2013
I love watching these guys work - - -
This is not a great film. Some parts that are meant to be humorous were milked too long and it became tedious, like Val's attempt to overcome his "performance problems" early in the picture. In addition, there is a lot that is derivative from older movies. For example, the camaraderie between two old gangsters that life has passed by, see "Tough Guys" with Lancaster and Douglas. For the final scene of the film, see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with Newman and Redford. That being said, watching Pacino and Walton work is an acting lesson all by itself, and it looked like they enjoyed playing off each other. Would I add the DVD to my collection? Probably not. Did I enjoy the hour and a half watching it in the theater? Yes, definitely.
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