• Released
  • February 1, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Crime Comedy
  • 295 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Geriatric gangsters (Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin) have one last night on the town.

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The thing most people will take away from Stand Up Guys is that it contains Al Pacino's best performance in years. So if you don't think Al...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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Stand Up Guys never wobbles into maudlin or cheap-n-easy sentimentality. It is an entertaining yet sobering portrayal of not-so-wise guys...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Stand Up Guys reminds you that these three are still way too good to collapse into shticky self-parody, even when they're in a movie that's...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Some actors don't need top-shelf material. Just the pleasure of their company is enough. And so Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Elegiac and corny and not really convincing on any level (especially when it comes to its treatment of women - be they hookers, or...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The script is undernourished, the supporting characters - including a horribly miscast Lucy Punch - ill-conceived, and Val increasingly...
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
We get it: Stand Up Guys is supposed to be cutesy criminal magic realism. But Stevens, an actor turned director, never finds the right...
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38

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
It's been a long time since a movie wasted as much talent as Stand Up Guys, a film that aims to be a geezer "Goodfellas" but whose...
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30

NPR

By Scott Tobias
Stevens wants to honor the living legends who have miraculously agreed to appear in his movie, but after spending a full hour treating...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's long on Viagra jokes and whorehouse scenes, and comes up short on plausibility.
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Rated R | For Language, Brief Drug Use, Sexual Content and Violence
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Amusing but vulgar, violent "old school" crime comedy.
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