Written August 02, 2014
In my opinion, this movie was a total waste of my time. I guess it just depends on what you expect out of a movie. Good actors/actress's so I thought I's give it a try. If you are into plots where everyone gets blown away you might like it but not for me!
Written November 26, 2014
Do not let the previews fool you! I really had high hopes for this movie, but found myself wanting to fall asleep more than actually wanting to watch the movie. The story line drags on forever and there is no action until the last 10 minutes and then the movie ends. Would not reccomend that you even rent the movie, wait until it comes out on television.
Written October 21, 2014
Robert DeNiro and Tommy Lee Jones are the reason this movie worked, and Jones shouldered the load in my opinion. Otherwise, this story has been done and done and done. The violence was a bit extreme for my taste but was likely the only thing that kept the audience awake. The plot was implausible at best. Seriously… a kid writes a poem in a small-town school newspaper that makes a gnarled journey from a village in France to New York then lands in the hands of the Brooklyn mob boss who wants De Niro dead? I agree with the reviewer who called it preposterous, and it’s not the only scene of this ilk. If I can point to one scene that was good—and I’m digging deep in the laundry bin for this one—it was when De Niro’s character reviewed the movie Goodfellas for a film club. And Jones’s foil in this scene is what made it work. If you like mob movies, you might want to see it. Otherwise, well, you be the judge.
Written December 29, 2014
Wickedly twisted humor about a mob family who turns on and leaves the business. These characters know how to take care of themselves, and prove it in hilarious scene after hilarious scene. The acting and script are great - the humor is superb. I really enjoyed it!
Written January 31, 2015
It's really slow. It doesn't get good until the mob finds the family which is pretty much the last 20 minutes of the movie. DeNiro and Pfeifer are always good in anything they do of course but it was just to slow moving for me.