Film Review: Stand Up Guys – Believably old and believably bad these guys

Film Review By: Mut

StandUpGuys__120905201927-575x383Okay, so I went in expecting to like this film because of the heavyweights names attached to it. Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and my secret crush Alan Arkin. Separately each are a force to be reckoned with but together this triumvirate had me in stitches. Believably old  and believably bad they take STAND UP GUYS to a place of delight that even I did not expect to experience.

Writer Noah Haidle, did an effective job in translating past-prime-wiseass-mobster into big screen action. The movie was at times slow but that because my action craving brain hated to switch to time-to-understand-character mode.  However, looking back I can appreciate the simplicity of the characters because of the simplicity of the code by which they lived by as STAND UP GUYS.

Very funny, the theatre rocked and rolled and with laughter. People left with smiles on their faces so I mark that as film success. My only gripe would be Arkin’s short showing.  This film also sports a nice soundtrack…for my soul loving self anyways. Not a waste of money. Go see it.

STAND UP GUYS will open this Friday February 1 at the following theatres….
Mesquite AMC Mesquite 30 Theatres Mesquite, TX
North Plano CINMRK Cinemark West Plano 20 Plano, TX
Plano East Legacy 24 Plano, TX
Frisco AMC Stonebriar 24 Frisco, TX
Richardson Garland Firewheel 18 Garland, TX
Grapevine CINMRK Tinseltown 17 Grapevine, TX
Grapevine 2 AMC Grapevine Mills 30 Theatres Grapevine, TX
Core Northpark 15 Dallas, TX
Art Core LNDMRK Magnolia Theatre – Dallas Dallas, TX
Northwest CINMRK Cinemark 17 Dallas, TX
Allen Cinemark 16 Allen, TX
Southlake HARKNS SouthLake Town Square 14 Southlake, TX
Dallas – Fort Worth    
Arlington Park AMC AMC Parks @ Arlington 18 Arlington, TX
West RAVE Ridgmar 13 Fort Worth, TX
Hurst North East Mall 18 Hurst, TX

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