• Released
  • April 18, 2014
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Drama
  • Be the first to Rate!
Small Time Synopsis
A teenager decides to skip college and become a used-car salesman like his divorced father.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings


The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Small Time is agreeably sentimental meat-and-potatoes fare with strong dashes of humor, executed with a sincerity that’s hard to resist.
Full Review

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
Don't let the title of this indie gem fool you, Small Time has humor and heart big time.
Full Review

The Dissolve

By Jordan Hoffman
Small Time is impressive, just slightly, because it’s the one thing used-car salesmen are rarely accused of being: honest.
Full Review

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The writer-director’s affection for his characters — the script is loosely autobiographical -- is both palpable and infectious.
Full Review

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
It just sort of chugs along in predictable fashion, bolstered by a couple of good performances here, thrown off-track every now and then by...
Full Review


The narrative becomes more tenuous the deeper it strays into drama.
Full Review

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Small Time has its heart in the right place, but its screenplay’s in serious need of a tuneup.
Full Review

Village Voice

By Zachary Wigon
The film isn't without mirth and charm... But as Surnow steers into serious waters, the direction of the storytelling becomes increasingly...
Full Review

The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
Inert from the start, and presented with little emotional depth or weight, Small Time gets the car started but doesn't go anywhere...
Full Review

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
His (Surnow) unfocused script swerves all over the road, but Christopher Meloni and Dean Norris repeatedly get things back on track.
Full Review

Fan Reviews

Did You See This Movie?

Be the first to write a review!

More Info

Rated R | For Some Sexual References