Wise Guys
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The "wise guys" referred to in the title, Harry Valentini (Danny DeVito) and Moe Dickstein (Joe Piscopo), turn out to be not so wise after all in this crime-oriented comedy. Harry and Moe run the risk of certain death when they steal money from a Mafia don (Dan Hedaya) and then try to multiply their ill-gotten gains at the horse races. Naturally, they lose the bundle and the next thing they know they're running from hitmen and trying to come up with enough cash to pay back their debt. Wise Guys' blend of comedy and action represented something of a change of pace for director… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"A mid-career faux pas, or the director's equivalent of the coruscating, laugh-stuck-in-your-throat dissonance of The King of Comedy?"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"A lame Mob comedy, proving Piscopo is not movie material"
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Brian DePalma, who made some funny movies years ago, seems to have lost his touch."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A terrific piece of throwaway entertainment."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"A waste of celluloid."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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