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In Stand Up Guys, we’re introduced to Val (Al Pacino), a newly-paroled convict out of jail after serving 28 years for involvement in a botched heist. Val is met by his old partner in crime, Doc (Christopher Walken), at the prison gate, and the two quickly embark on a one-night adventure that is two parts Grumpy Old Men, one part Reservoir Dogs, and four parts Let’s Take All the Cleverness Out of Both of Those Movies and Replace it With a Bunch of Contrived Viagra Jokes and a Barely Fleshed-Out Villain in the Background Who is Less ‘Vengeful Mobster’ and More ‘Dr. Claw From Inspector Gadget’.  We learn early on that Val’s night out is more a last hurrah than anything else, as Doc has orders from a vague thug named “Claphands” to kill his friend at 10 am the following morning. Val went to jail, you see, for »

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