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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.
I just think you will love it. Thank you for reading.
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).
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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Great movie, kind of slow at first, it's a great movie especially for seniors.Published 12 hours ago by Leonardo
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Christopher Walken and Al Pachino were perfect for these roles. AS great story about bad guys doing good.Published 14 hours ago by Lawrence LeClaire
Cast was great. Entertaining ex-gangster movie with a nice grandfather-granddaughter story line.Published 15 hours ago by BobL
I like the actors that is why i watched this ,slow moving ,easy to figure out ending ... i would not recommend watching unless u are like me and like to see these actors ...Published 16 hours ago by Ronald R. Faiola