The Dukes
The Dukes (2007)

Actor Robert Davi steps behind the camera to direct himself, Chazz Palminteri, and Peter Bogdanovich in The Dukes. The title comes from the name of a doo-wop act that at one time had the most popular song in the country. Decades later, the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 23, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2010
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the charming principal performances, The Dukes remains little more than an unambitious pet project.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Davi, who has the kind of handsomely weathered face that has spent a lot of time gazing into the sun, clearly poured his heart into this movie, and it shows.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Here's the little movie that could, a potent directing debut for actor Robert Davi.

Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

A meager, low-key dramedy.

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Rafer Guzman

The sweetness grows cloying by the end, but perhaps that's fitting for a film that's so clearly a labor of love.

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New York Magazine/Vulture

The old-fashioned story is aided by surprisingly smooth direction, as well as likable performances from Davi himself, Chazz Palmintieri, and a perfectly cast Peter Bogdanovich.

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Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle

As light as a feather and about as memorable, The Dukes is a pet project all the way, just a lark for Davi and his buddies to star in and screen for one another like a home movie.

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James Berardinelli

The Dukes may be hard to find on the big screen, but it's worth keeping an eye out for once it reaches DVD.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Jokes about a matron at an Italian restaurant and a guy with a thing for fat chicks only take you so far.

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Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

A lot of love was clearly poured into this project; too bad the results were only so-so.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Sol C
Great film. Congrads on Robert Davi on making a really good film. The film is better than half of the films that are playing right now. Davi did a great job… More
Sarah Prisbylla
As soon as it started, I immediately didn't like it. I think I got to about 37 minutes before I turned it off.