63

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
Wayne Kramer thankfully refuses to cloak his excessiveness in hedge-betting self-consciousness and the result is a gratifyingly disreputable B-movie blow out.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Glenn Whipp
Kramer, 10 years removed from his lone critical success, "The Cooler," and writer Adam Minarovich aren't exactly aping Tarantino, if only because they don't have the talent or inclination to aim that high.
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38

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s coherent enough, but entirely too long and unpleasant when it could have been one brutishly edgy hoot after another.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Despite its noteworthy cast who presumably had some time to fill between better gigs, this is the sort of instantly disposable B-movie effort that Quentin Tarantino would have chucked in the wastebasket after a first draft.
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30

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
"Hee Haw” meets “Pulp Fiction” at the meth lab: That describes the style of Pawn Shop Chronicles, a hillbilly grindhouse yawp of a movie that belches in your face and leaves a sour stink.
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30

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Director Wayne Kramer (Running Scared, Crossing Over) makes plain his cartoon-comedy intentions early and often via comic-book-panel-style title cards. The presiding atmosphere of over-the-top zaniness, however, is of a broad, banal sort involving little people, rampant nudity, and quasi-religious nonsense.
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20

Time Out New York

Only one gag (involving a town’s rival barbers) sticks; the rest is just whistlin’ Dixie.
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20

The Dissolve

By Nathan Rabin
The film doesn’t feel like a fresh riff on familiar tropes so much as a bad cover of Pulp Fiction.
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16

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
It’s all very first draft, with a layer of supernatural permeating the events that suggests added attempts to connect three wildly disparate storylines.
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28 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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