Stand Up Guys 2013 R CC

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Academy Award winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin star as retired gangsters who reunite for one epic last night.

Starring:
Al Pacino, Christopher Walken
Runtime:
1 hour 35 minutes

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Stand Up Guys

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Comedy
Director Fisher Stevens
Starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken
Supporting actors Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Mark Margolis, Lucy Punch, Addison Timlin, Vanessa Ferlito, Katheryn Winnick, Bill Burr, Craig Sheffer, Yorgo Constantine, Weronika Rosati, Keone Young, Courtney Galiano, Lauriane Gilliéron, Arjun Gupta, Aliya Astaphan, Brandon Scott, Roland Feliciano
Studio Noah Haidle
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Movie was slow and did not like the ending.
Bob
There's not horrific violence associated with this film and that's what truly appealed to me while viewing.
Lynn
Over all a good movie with some great acting.
Spencer E. Scott

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60 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 1, 2013
Format: DVD
"Stand Up Guys" (2013 release; 94 min.) starts with Val (played by Al Pacino) being released from jail after a 28 year stint. He's awaited by his best friend Doc (played by Christopher Walken). We later find out that Val was in jail for the killing of the son of tough guy Claphands, and that Claphands has hired Doc to take out Val by 10 am the next morning. The movie plays out entirely in the 24 hrs. between Val's release from jail and the next morning. During that time we see the two old buddies "liven it up", leading to sometime funny (if at times predictable, as in: Viagra overdose consequences, etc.), and sometimes sentimential moments about the "bad old days" (when they get ready to take on some baddies, they look at each other and start humming: "It's time to kick ass or time to chew gum! but I've run out of gum", ha!).

Several comments: the only plot line that matters in the entire movie is whether at the end Doc takes out Val (I'm not going to tell you how it ends, you'll have to see for yourself how it all plays out). Far more important and enjoyable are the acting performances. Let's start with Al Pacino, who seems like he's having the time of his life and is feisty and fiery throughout. Christopher Walken brings a more restrained, but equally effective, performance. But the person who steals the movie is, once again, Alan Arkin in a fairly small role (he gets rescued/abducted from a seniors home by Val and Doc). Arkin seems to be everywhere these days (he's likely to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Argo).

Bottom line: this movie was okay, but could've been even better with a better script and tighter direction. The theatre where I saw this at here in Cincinnati tonight (1st day of release) was very poorly attended, leading me to believe that it's doubtful this movie will find a large audience. So if you are interested in this movie, better hurry before it's gone (or simply wait for the DVD release later this year).
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Ann S. on May 17, 2013
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Being a fan of all three male leads in Stand Up Guys, I found this hard to resist when offered via instant video. I was not disappointed. It wasn't brilliant or exciting or innovative; it was comfortable. Watching Pacino, Walken and Arkin play off each other was like watching three old buddies get together for a reunion. It's wonderful to see three old pros doing what they do best - light up the screen.
It was a great length - long enough to hold a complete story, short enough to not scream for editors to come finish the job to get on with the story...
Synopses of the plot are everywhere so explaining it isn't necessary here. Let's just say this was so entertaining that I'd pay another time to see it on the big screen. The next day I was still thinking back on it and smiling.
Just a note: This is not a lighthearted comedy. There are some very dark elements. But the viewer who looks at this collaboration and doesn't expect violence and some rough scenes must have come from another planet..
I'm sure some will criticize this for predictability or similarity to other films' endings but, for me, it made for an enjoyable evening. I may just buy the DVD.
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41 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Wolff Rump on February 1, 2013
Format: DVD
I was lucky to attend a screening of ,Stand Up Guys', a thriller-comedy with Al Pacino and Christopher Walken. The movie is hilarious with lots of funny scenes and dialogues. Especially Al Pacino shows method acting at its best. He doesn't play - he is the low rank veteran mobster Val, who - fresh out of prison - wants to make the best of his last hours on earth. Val's only friend Doc is the exact opposite. He looks like a living dead while he is following Val through the night. Doc has a job to do and his job is to kill Val until the next morning. He doesn't have a choice. The mafia don, who wants to see Val dead, has threatened to kill Doc's niece, if Doc spares his friend's life. The world seems to press on Doc's shoulders. Val, on the other hand, knows for whom the bell tolls, but he's a ,Stand Up Guy' and so is his friend.

Director Fisher Stephens arranged extremely funny and dramatic scenes in a quick succession, but his best decision was to step back and let these guys play. Fantastic - don't miss this gem!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. K. Brandon on June 22, 2013
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Absolutely loved it. Love these actors, great story premise. Funny! If you're young, you may not enjoy it as much, but I enjoyed more than anything I've seen in a long time. My wife enjoyed it very much also
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 5, 2013
Format: DVD
I watched Stand-Up Guys twice, and I would say I was blown away, but it was more like this little movie just snuck up on me, and decided to stay for awhile. I just did not expect this, in the slightest. The acting is superb, and it is hilarious, touching, sophisticated, and an ultimately heartbreaking and uplifting story about friendship, loss, old age, an ode to simpler times, and undying loyalty to your friends, and how you choose to go out in this world. One of the all time great endings. It is a film with so many beautiful little moments. I cannot recommend it enough.

I just think you will love it. Thank you for reading.
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29 of 37 people found the following review helpful By eazye4u on February 4, 2013
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Three criminals reunite to recapture the glory of their lawless youth, but find their celebrations interrupted when one is put into a difficult position by a vengeful mob boss. Nearly 20 years after refusing to inform on his partner-in-crime, Val (Al Pacino) emerges from prison a free man. Waiting for him at the gate is his old friend Doc (Christopher Walken), who quickly takes him out on the town with the mischievous Hirsh (Alan Arkin) to stir up some trouble. Good movie well acted. I enjoyed watching the forever young Al Pacino.
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