67

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Yonkers Joe is largely concerned with the delicate balance between a crook's business life and his personal life--a balance the movie itself has trouble managing effectively.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
An extremely awkward cross between "Ocean's Eleven" and "Rain Man."
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
For all its attention to detail, Yonkers Joe isn't half as tough as it pretends to be. The real story of these bottom-feeders and the sad young man they exploit is a lot uglier than the movie even begins to let on.
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50

Village Voice

Lahti burns through a thinly written role with a surprising level of warmth and humanity.
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50

Los Angeles Times

A mash-up of indie-film tropes.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Yonkers Joe is incoherent, succeeding neither as an exciting gambling ride nor a touching family story.
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48 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.