The Dukes Synopsis
A doo-wop group contends with fading away.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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THIS IS A GREAT FILM! NOTHING LIKE THE STUDIOS ARE DISHING OUT, A REAL PLEASURE TO WATCH

By filmfantastical
I saw this film at a festival and loved it. It has a lot of heart and is very timely. Finally a relife from studio torcher porn , over fx filled action junk , and pretentious romantic comedies. This...

Not (another) jaded post-modern urban tale, GREAT

By Kevlar2k9
A movie that actually focuses on acting, character development, and the story and not big names and super budget effects... Really gratifying, funny, entertaining, good hearted, uplifting... If...

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Rated PG-13 | For brief sexuality and drug references