• Released
  • April 18, 2014
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Drama
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Small Time Synopsis
A teenager decides to skip college and become a used-car salesman like his divorced father.
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70

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.
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70

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.
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60

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.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The writer-director’s affection for his characters — the script is loosely autobiographical -- is both palpable and infectious.
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60

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...
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60

Variety

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The narrative becomes more tenuous the deeper it strays into drama.
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50

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.
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50

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...
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42

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...
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40

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.
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Rated R | For Some Sexual References