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Looking for Palladin
Hollywood talent agent Josh Ross is sent to Guatemala to lure an old Hollywood star, Jack Palladin, out of retirement. Arrogant Josh gets frustrated by the slower pace of life in Guatemala and disregards the community's interests, even though he needs them in order to find Jack. As he journeys to find Palladin, Josh embarks in a personal journey of self-discovery that changes his life.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A small movie with a big, big actor."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"A semicoherent, overacted mélange of travelogue, farce and suds"
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Suffers from an unfunny, unmoving, stilted and often meandering screenplay which can't be saved by Ben Gazzara's engaging and charismatic performance."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Looking for Palladin meanders around Antigua (Guatemala) at a leisurely gait and enjoys the presence of Ben Gazzara in its central role. That's about all there is to find, however."
‑ Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times
"We've seen enough movies to know Joshua will stop being a jerk after he learns the true meaning of Christmas, but it's almost impossible to disparage such genuine warmth."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Time Out New York
"The unsubtle approach to a lead character--a crude, motormouth Hollywood talent agent--sinks this otherwise often watchable comedic drama about a show-biz fish out of water in quaintest Guatemala."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Looking for Palladin has a split personality. It starts as a comedy but morphs into an icky family melodrama. It should have stuck with the yuks."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Requiring cuts, some sense of direction, and dialogue that doesn't either declare or dither, the film looks like it was fun to make."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, Village Voice
"Apart from Gazzara's brilliant, effortless performance, everything is a little cartoonish in Looking for Palladin."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
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