44 Inch Chest
44 Inch Chest (2010)

Colin is in agony, shattered by his wife's infidelity. However, he has friends who do more than stand by -- they kidnap the wife's French lover and hold him prisoner so that Colin can restore his manhood with revenge. A kangaroo… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 29, 2010
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2010
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An actor's movie with a strong cast, 44 Inch Chest can't quite redeem its static plotting and tonal shifts.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

After a while you can see why the wayward wife moved on to fresher prospects. Our man Ray is all talk, no bloody action.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

It's an interesting spectacle, but not enough to carry a movie.

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John Gholson

A deliberately stagy rumination on the price of revenge.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With violence on the menu, it's a guilty pleasure to watch these stage-trained hambones unleash a rapid-fire roundelay of righteous indignation.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The whole thing feels like middle-period Mamet with English accents, and not much to say.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an uneven yet engrossing drama that benefits substantially from the efforts of its unusually impressive roster of performers.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

The frequently profane dialogue suggests David Mamet on an off-night (so does Malcolm Venville's claustrophobia-inducing direction), though the first-rate cast works hard.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Is this a documentary about a porn professional? Or a gym rat? Neither. It's a stagy, half-entertaining, half-tedious acting competition between five excellent Englishmen.

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

I can't help thinking it's a waste of talent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
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Fantastic cast, acted well by some of the greatest Actors of our time , A superb British cast and i found the language to be highly amusing and found John Hurt… More
Bruce Bruce
You Brits can make some dicked up movies. 1 Stars Whats even more dicked up is I spent 1 hour 34 minutes watching it
Mark Walker
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xGary Xx
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Lady D'arbanville
44 Inch Chest may have tried to take top position for the biggest amount of profanity in a film, which I'm sure makes up probably half the dialogue, not… More
Alexander Wilson
Rarely do I get bored of films, but this film dragged on way too long with too many "I was young once, and I am still hard!" jokes, script lines, and… More