• Stand Up Guys (2012)

Stand Up Guys

Release Date: December 14th, 2012

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2013

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

After serving 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of a crime boss, newly paroled gangster Val (Al Pacino) reunites with his former partners in crime, Doc (Christopher Walken) and Hirsch (Alan Arkin), for a night on the town. As the three men revisit old haunts, reflect on their glory days and try to make up for lost time, one wrestles with a terrible quandary: Doc has orders to kill Val, and time is running out for him to figure out a way out of his dilemma.

Cast: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Mark Margolis, Lucy Punch, Addison Timlin, Vanessa Ferlito

Director: Fisher Stevens

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Lionsgate Films, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Lakeshore Entertainment

Distributors: Roadside Attractions, Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Friend , Witty , Transformation , 2010s , Temptation , Spirited ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Elegiac and corny and not really convincing on any level (especially when it comes to its treatment of women - be they hookers, or waitresses, or girls on the town), Stand Up Guys nonetheless holds some fascination just for the off-the-charts affectedness of Pacino's performance. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It's long on Viagra jokes and whorehouse scenes, and comes up short on plausibility. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Stand Up Guys never wobbles into maudlin or cheap-n-easy sentimentality. It is an entertaining yet sobering portrayal of not-so-wise guys who do not go gently into a no-good night. show more

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Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture