The Bag Man
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THE BAG MAN is a taut crime thriller that follows the story of JACK (John Cusack), a tough guy with chronic bad luck but human touches. Hired by DRAGNA (Robert De Niro), a legendary crime boss to complete a simple but unusual task, the plot centers around the anticipated arrival of Dragna who has summoned JACK and a host of shady characters to a remote location for unknown reasons. Over the course of a long and violently eventful night awaiting Dragna's arrival, Jack's path crosses that of RIVKA (Rebecca Da Costa), a stunningly beautiful woman whose life becomes physically and… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

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"A noirish kill fest stocked with offbeat characters, lots of gunplay, unlikely plot turns and a lavishly coiffed Robert De Niro."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
""The Bag Man" has more attitude than panache. Yes, we eventually get to see what's in the bag. But by the time its contents are revealed, you may no longer care."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Robert De Niro brandishes an epic white pompadour that looks like a prank on eternal producer Robert Evans."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"By the time the intricate plot and not particularly satisfying payoff are revealed at the film's end, many viewers will feel like they were the ones left holding the bag."
‑ Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
"Even if this is your bag, you can do better."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Whatever you do, do not look inside the bag."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The film has a nihilistic tone and its gallows humor may turn off more viewers than it seduces. Not since Killer Joe has a film exerted this mix of attraction and repulsion."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"With all of its time-wasting twists and gratuitous moments of sadistic silliness, it feels like a leftover Pulp Fiction wannabe from 20 years ago."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"There was a time when the possibility of Robert De Niro and John Cusack appearing in the same film would hold great promise. Not anymore."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Cusack and De Niro never quite embarrass themselves, but the material is clearly beneath their talents."
‑ Jeff Meyers, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"There's much sub-Coenesque violence, corpse disposal and skulduggery with the underhanded De Niro always maintaining the upper hand."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"It's clear that Grovic has seen a lot of Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch films. But it's less clear what he's learned from them."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"A violent film with an underlayer of comedy - it works for me big time."
‑ Jackie K. Cooper, jackiekcooper.com
"Another failed attempt to revive film noir"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"Grovic doesn't address his ideas and tactics with enough seriousness to justify sitting through such visceral affronts."
‑ Danny King, Paste Magazine
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