Stand Up Guys 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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pretty good

By casey.gilmartin04
I enjoyed this movie and the characters. had a good story, and decent action, and even a little comedy. The critics must of seen a different movie. Sure it wasn't great, but it was worth it....

Great screen chemistry

By Mr Critique
These guys feed off each other quite well. Pacino as the ex-con who knows he is going to get clipped and Walken as the only friend he has. Story moves good, the repribution scene for the lady who was...

Destined to be a classic...

By moviefanPA
This movie has the same feel as a Quentin Tarantino film. When you put Pacino and Walken together on screen the result in this movie is magic. Alan Arken's arrival is when the movie peaks -- and...

Why did Pacino agree to this

By Skigal
This is the worst movie I have seen in years - I walked out after the car chase - really stupid - don't waste your money...

Directed by Oscar Winner Fisher Stevens

By abfabwords
Just incase you didn't know - Fisher who directed this has an Oscar in his pocket for The Cove, a beautiful documentary. This has a stellar cast - give it a shot, it's worth it just to see them...

You can either have some gum or go see this movie. And you are all out of gum.

By annies_way
Pacino & Walken - how can you NOT see this? I would watch these guys freakin' fold laundry and enjoy it. What a great duet - these two had a blast making the film, and we get to watch. If you didn't...

ELDERLY JUVENILES

By findingmimo
It was OK. Wouldn't recommend it to any of the people I know. Only one or two good moments; the rest, juvenile humor. One hard-on too many....

Get out of the cold and see this movie

By bartab
Al Pacino and Christopher Walken worked well together.Yes,some of the jokes were on the corny side (use of Viagra) but with these fine actors you go with it. This was an entertaining comedy with a lot...

A Genuinely Good Film, Well Written, Very Well Executed.

By Alon Patterson
With a cast like this, does anyone really expect a bad flick? Critics maybe, but what do they know? When I pay to see a film, it's because I want to be entertained and leave my worries at the door....

Old Pros at Work

By olewso
Watching a bunch of true professionals at work is always worthwhile. The characters were made live and believable. Pair that with a good story, well paced and told and you have a fun, well spent two...

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Rated R | For Language, Brief Drug Use, Sexual Content and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Amusing but vulgar, violent "old school" crime comedy.
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