Stand Up Guys
Stand Up Guys (2013)

Val (Al Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc (Christopher Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 21, 2013
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Stand Up Guys largely wastes its talented cast in a resolutely mediocre comedy hampered by messy direction and a perfunctory script.

Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

Thematic inconsistencies abound as Stevens aims for a tone somewhere between Grumpy Old Men, The Hangover, and Goodfellas.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

If you don't think Al Pacino still has it in him, this is a welcome chance to be proved wrong.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

The pace is too slack, the gags too tired and the plot too hackneyed for the film to be more than fitfully engaging for all but die-hard Pacino and Walken fans.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Some actors don't need top-shelf material. Just the pleasure of their company is enough. And so Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin turn the insubstantial Stand Up Guys into solid entertainment.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Is it fun? Sure, some of the time. Is it good? That's a stretch. Does it tap the potential of these three actors? Fuggedaboutit.

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Eric D. Snider

Thanks to Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin - mostly just for being charismatic old pros who are fun to hang out with - Stand Up Guys is watchable, occasionally amusing, not altogether insufferable.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It's just fun to watch Pacino, Walken and Arkin work together, very much enjoying the shared experience. Seeing Stand Up Guys is an offer you could easily refuse, but hey, why fight it?

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

The degree to which "Stand Up Guys" succeeds at all is completely dependent on Walken, who elevates everything around him by seemingly doing nothing at all.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A messy script isn't enough to undermine these clever veteran actors, who manage to make the most of the humour, drama and action without ever losing their dignity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
The star is for Christopher Walken, who really commits to this turdburger of a movie and makes Al Pacino look just as washed-up as I've long refused to… More
Chris Weber
Oh what a joy it is to see three titans from the New Hollywood movement team up for a crime dramedy. Al Pacino plays Val- a career criminal who, as the film… More
Jim Hunter
A hit-man must kill his ex-partner, who has just been released from prison, but first they go on one last evening of entertainment. Christopher Walken, who has… More
Cynthia S.
I think these three actors are among the best in the business, so I expected more. The plot was weak, and the laughs were few. These actors could have done so… More
Melvin White
Val: They say we die twice. Once when the breath leaves our body, and once when the last person we know says our name. "They don't make em like they… More
Bruce Bruce
I think you need to be around 70 years of age to really enjoy this Movie. I'm Not and I did; I really did. I chuckled and laughed throughout the movie and… More