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  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    So do the minutes. They stretch on as one tiresomely quirky sadist after another appears. Cusack is typically likable and De Niro is amusing in his brief scenes. But unlike Jack, you’re too smart to make big sacrifices for so little return. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The film has a nihilistic tone and its gallows humor may turn off more viewers than it seduces. Not since "Killer Joe" has a film exerted this mix of attraction and repulsion. show more

  • 50
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    The premise might make sense, if only hypocritically, but the film abandons this already flimsy parody of macho pride disastrously at the last minute. show more

  • 38
    Sheila O'Malley RogerEbert.com

    The Bag Man is so sloppily executed it feels like they didn't have enough light fixtures to get the effects they wanted. But that's only one of the problems. show more

  • 25
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    What it looks like is warmed-over Tarantino mixed with a third-rate tribute to the Coen brothers with a dose of David Lynch-ian madness, two decades late to the party. show more

  • 25
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    This blathery, misogynist indie from first-time director David Grovic — which seems to be aiming for “Pulp Fiction” territory with its blend of crime, banter and the mysterious contents of a bag — falls far short, rife as it is with noir and gender clichés. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    It takes just under two hours of tedium before you find out what’s in the bag, and you might be sorry you waited. show more

  • 50
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    Grovic knows all the tricks of the trade, such as keeping the lighting dark (often too dark), in an attempt to add atmosphere. But in the end it seems like a series of shortcuts. show more

  • 50
    Jen Chaney The Dissolve

    The Bag Man is always teetering on the edge of amateurish absurdity, before being tugged back from the edge by its actors. show more

  • 50
    Chris Nashawaty Entertainment Weekly

    The only one having any fun in this dead-on-arrival noir is Robert De Niro. show more

  • May 02, 2014 xd00000000194345
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    Loved this film. John Cusak is one of my favorite actors because he often taken this quirky different roles...love him in all..funny dark humor...BUT YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SIT BACK,ENJOY IT..THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX...kept our attention to the last second..everyone was fantastic.....

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