75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
From the Emeralds doing "Acapella" to Davi himself taking the lead on "So Much in Love," The Dukes is damn near impossible to resist.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
After starting with a lackluster introduction and a by-the-numbers heist sequence, the film concludes with an upbeat and appealing final act that recalls "Big Night."
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70

Variety

By Joe Leydon
With Davi and Chazz Palminteri fronting a first-rate ensemble cast, and a tasty soundtrack of golden oldies, this unpretentious indie dramedy has much to recommend.
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58

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
The Dukes could use more music and less sap, but it's refreshing to see a film about the problems of working-class men on the far side of middle age, struggling just to get by.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The bickering and mishaps make for a semi-enjoyable if low-impact film that may appeal to the kind of nostalgics who buy Time-Life collections of '60s songmeisters.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This mildly engaging comedy drama has enough quirky charms to compensate for its rough spots.
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40

Los Angeles Times

Davi's heartfelt performance makes for a winning solo, but the movie too often lacks harmony.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
About the kinds of showbiz hangers-on seen in the background of a Scorsese movie, and it feels like those guys decided they were the real stars.
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30

Village Voice

How, though, to resent a work of such deliberate inconsequence?
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20

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Plods along in its sloppy, joshing way, it tastes like pasta sauce that has sat on the shelf long after the expiration date on the can.
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46 out of 100
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