Crackers
Crackers (1984)

A remake of Pigeon by Mario Monicelli, but set on the streets of San Francisco in a contemporary America instead of Italy in the '50s, this comedy about a conspiratorial heist of a greedy pawnbroker has excellent acting and good light… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 17, 1984
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This was planned for John Belushi, who died before it could get off the ground and might have made the whole thing worth doing.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Proves that with the right material an intelligent director of demonstrated style and a cast of thoroughly accomplished comic actors can make as painfully witless a comedy as any knucklehead on the block.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Basically consists of a wide assortment of character riffs which are offbeat enough to provide moderate moment-to-moment amusement but don't create a great deal of comic impact.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Despite the predictability of the story, there might have been moments of mirth had director Malle been able to sustain a narrative. Since viewers don't care a whit for anyone in it, the picture implodes in its own cynicism.

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Chris Peachment
Time Out

Cardiac arrest finally seizes the film, after a long case of terminal whimsy.

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