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Knockaround Guys

Rated R for violence, language and some drug use.

R In Theaters 10/11/2002 , 93min.
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May 29, 2012
\"Knockaround Guys\" meanders around the main plot of Matty Demaret (Barry Pepper) who is the offspring of a top notch crime boss Benny Chains (Dennis Hopper). Benny feels that his son just doesn't have the fortitude to fill in his father's legacy, brought on mostly from his uncle Teddy Deserve (John Malkovich). It's a common trend that mobster offspring's can't handle this line of

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San Francisco Chronicle
Lackluster mob picture. Full Review
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
Lackluster mob picture. Full Review
David Rooney
Young male auds should warm to its cool criminal ethos, sharp dialogue, charismatic cast and wry humor. Full Review
Gene Seymour
Los Angeles Times
Certainly, Malkovich's portrayal of mob lieutenant Teddy Deserve (!) and his lacquered swagger represent the only thing here that you haven't seen a hundred times before. Full Review
Janice Page
Boston Globe
Likable performances are critically wounded by implausible scenarios and derivative-minded direction referencing everything from ''Reservoir Dogs'' to ''Fargo.'' Full Review

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