The Bag Man
The Bag Man (2014)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 28, 2014
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2014
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

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.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

There's much sub-Coenesque violence, corpse disposal and skulduggery with the underhanded De Niro always maintaining the upper hand.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

The Bag Man is as silly as its title, which both a joy and a shame.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A noirish kill fest stocked with offbeat characters, lots of gunplay, unlikely plot turns and a lavishly coiffed Robert De Niro.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

"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.

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Ray Pride

Robert De Niro brandishes an epic white pompadour that looks like a prank on eternal producer Robert Evans.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Whatever you do, do not look inside the bag.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Todd Jorgenson

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 22% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A dark, sharp and twisty thriller that's engaging, enjoyable and actually very entertaining with strange and shady characters, suspense and surprises.… More
Manu Gino
The cat's in the bag. Good Film! This is a memorable movie. It stays with you. In today's world of CGI nothingness this is a breath of fresh air. On… More
Kevin M. Williams
Maybe you lead a dull existence, eh? Maybe you need a little spice, yah? Maybe seeing people die is just the thing you need? Maybe you want it even? That would… More
Dann Michalski
Full of suspense and intrigue, The Bag Man in an effective (but not completely engaging) noir thriller. The story follows a professional criminal who's… More
Alex roy
Formulaic gangster film that wastes a good cast, The Bag Man will surely leave genre fans disappointed by its lacking script, recycled ideas and underwhelming… More
Todd Smith
The Bag Man is one of these incredibly weird and twisted movies, that you really don't want to sit through, but once you start it, you'll finish it,… More