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Based on 18 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There's a difference between exposing misogyny and crassly exploiting it. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    It's an interesting spectacle, but not enough to carry a movie. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Ultimately, 44 Inch Chest has very little on its mind. show more

  • 50
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    The film's action takes place mainly in one room, with the five characters posturing like angry macho men but slowly revealing their arrested development and juvenile ignorance of life in general and women in particular. show more

  • 50
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Mostly, though, 44 Inch Chest is complacently in love with the rhythmically profane talk that came so easily to writers Louis Mellis and David Scinto in "Sexy Beast." show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    What enriches the recipe is that no one is quite as cagey as they seem. Colin is officially thuggish, but he's a blinkered romantic. Archie is a mama's boy, Meredith is gay, Mal is impotent, and Peanut wears dentures. show more

  • 63
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    The best reason to see 44 Inch Chest is simply to behold some of the finest actors working today, especially Winstone -- who can embody winsomeness and menace in one sweaty, unkempt glance -- and the woefully underemployed Dillane. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It’s a stagy, half-entertaining, half-tedious acting competition between five excellent Englishmen. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Even a great British cast and obscenity-laden gangland dialogue aren't enough to make what amounts to an extended acting exercise into much of a movie. show more

  • 40
    Kim Newman Empire

    44 Inch Chest gets by on the quality of its performances. show more

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