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Based on 21 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    First-time director and screenwriter Hue Rhodes shows no discernible talent for dialogue, humor and, especially, pacing. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Saint John of Las Vegas was a bad script that somehow got made into a bad movie with good people in it. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The writing is semicoherent at best, and the buddies of this meandering road trip are not only mismatched but dislikable. show more

  • 30
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    The movie is a letdown, stringing together pointless episodes to little effect. It's the kind of thinly conceived, quirk-for-quirk's-sake indie that gives indies a bad name. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    I like its devotion to the drab outskirts of Sin City, and Buscemi's performance is right up his alley without being entirely predictable. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Buscemi is appealing as always, but the movie, is only sporadically funny. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This movie is all elbows. Nothing fits. It doesn't add up. It has some terrific free-standing scenes, but they need more to lean on. show more

  • 50
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    The best thing about Saint John of Las Vegas is that it makes you really appreciate guys like David Lynch and Joel and Ethan Coen. show more

  • 25
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A funereally unfunny comedy. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Though the credits include an impressive roster of names, this low-stakes poker hand feels like an undiscovered relic from the early ’90s, and that’s not a good thing. show more

  • February 14, 2010 Zylacastle
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    Steve Buscemi and Romany Malco pair up to share an interesting story of luck, fraud, and a journey to happiness. Does money buy happiness? Is love just a lap dance? Artfully told with a captivating story line that follows the journey of John as he descends into the world of insurance fraud, Las Vegas gambling and more. Sarah Silverman (Jill) appears as John's ever faithful and cheerful girlfriend brings balance to the twist and turns of fate. A strong supportive role is offered up by for Peter Dinklage whose self interest in deny claims to pad his bottom line. Quirky twists from the smiley faces to dessert strip clubs, this great film to provides

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