Reviews: Stand Up Guys (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: Stand Up Guys might qualify as a pleasant surprise if it starred some unknown elderly actors, but with the likes of Al Pacino and Christopher Walken in the fray, it often disappoints. Even without high expectations, the movie’s erratic stumble through tones does not add up to the feel-good experience it’s clearly meant to.
  • Daniel Carlson @
  • Samuel Castro @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Con gracia, la última jornada de unos asesinos veteranos que son en realidad actores inmensos
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Considering the cast there are moments to be sure (Pacino’s one note performance doesn’t offer any of them), and the film is a real calling card for young Addison Timlin (“Afterschool,” SHOtime’s ‘Californication’), luminous as Doc’s waitress granddaughter Alex, but for most of its running time, “Stand Up Guys” is positively enervating.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The movie is all over the place in terms of tone and only finds something resembling honesty when it drops the embarrassing shtick of crude comedy and lost-glory adventuring.
  • Dustin Freeley @ Movies About
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Wobbly and contrived: given that cast, it could have and should have been so much better.
  • [New – 6/28] | MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Even when Walken, Pacino, and Arkin are phoning it in — on a rotary phone — they still earn their status as icons.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: Stand Up Guys is the kind of half-hearted, half-serious Tarantino-esque pulp that went out of style in the late 90s. It’s always a pleasure to see these guys in action, but this material is so weak it drains all the fun away.
  • Jonathan Richards @
    • Excerpt: Stand Up Guys delivers a tasty serving of entertainment, and a chance to watch three great old pros at work.
  • Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: Here’s a film that’s entertaining and thoughtful, starring three powerhouse actors performing right in their wheelhouses. It carries with it effective messages and life lessons with each character putting his own future on the line for the sake of family, trusting in the ideal that life is what we make of it…at any age.
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Cole Smithey @
    • Excerpt: “Stand Up Guys” is a compact crime drama comedy about camaraderie among a specific generation of aging wiseguys

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