Knockaround Guys
Knockaround Guys (2002)

A big score goes wrong in a big way for a bunch of aspiring gangsters in this crime comedy. Matty Demaret (Barry Pepper) is the son of a mid-level Brooklyn mob boss, Benny "Chains" Demaret (Dennis Hopper). When Matty was 12 years… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 25, 2003
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52%



Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-acted, but it's too derivative.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

This heist flick about young Brooklyn hoods is off the shelf after two years to capitalize on the popularity of Vin Diesel, Seth Green and Barry Pepper. It should have stayed there.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Will only satisfy those who can't tell the difference between the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

No less stale than the many derivative crime thrillers that flood the direct-to-video market.

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Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Perhaps if co-directors David Levien and Brian Koppelman had spent more time devising a coherent vision for the film, we would not have felt as knocked around after watching it.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A guilty pleasure.

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Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

What sounds like a formula for freakish violence and a torrent of incessant expletives is in fact a stylish mobster film that stands out due to some very inventive casting.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

We know the plot's a little crazy, but it held my interest from start to finish.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Instantly forgettable.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Even the top ensemble case of Knockaround Guys, headed by the ever-remarkable John Malkovich and charismatic Vin Diesel, can't jump the brick wall that the script hits in the last 20 minutes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Everywhere they go, they're sure to be a hit. Good movie. It's no Goodfellas, but this watchable, well-crafted little mob story is easy to take, and… More
Tim Sigur
Did John Malkovich owe these guys some money or something?
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Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper, Seth Green, Dov Tiefenbach The film follows four sons of well-known Brooklyn-based mobsters and… More
Curtis Lilly
I tend to like seth green. This movie had its moments, but I hate how Vin Diesel saves the day after we think he's dead.
Al S
A lean, mean, funny and stylish tough guy thriller. It packs major star power and cold blopded gunplay. A hard-hitting, fast paced and enjoyable film.… More
Jason Spencer
The cast of this flick did a great job and I thought the story was good enough to keep you hooked until the end.