June 15, 2014
A forced film with terrible elements.
With ridiculous dialogue, lousy characters, and a predictable plot you'll get a terrible film. 'Stand Up Guys' is every bit of that. Al Pacino plays Val, a recently released from prison gangster who is in his old days and comes from a bad past. His old partner Doc (Christopher Walken) is assigned to put a hit on him by his boss for revenge on an event that occurred. Doc gives Val one last day for the two of them to enjoy life, and boy does it get tacky. Val uses prostitutes, dances with women, gets involved in violence and stealing, and of course goes to confession at church like every redemption film with an Italian male lead. Nothing is unique in this film at all! The acting is horrendous and Pacino gives the worst performance of his career. Fisher Stevens makes this film so tacky by shooting it in a weird style with nothing unique. The forced comedy and lame message bring nothing to the table. All you can expect is a forced film with unnatural plots and characters that make you want to stand up and leave. Be a stand up guy and do not see this film!
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