(1997)

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Metascore

Based on 15 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
Satisfying, unpretentious fun.
70
Variety
A smart and snappy drama tinged with dark humor and brimming with self-confidence.
60
Character and plot are the main event, and the film's got both in spades.
50
The mixture of tension, yuks and horrific violence at times reminds one of nothing more than a poor man's "Pulp Fiction."
50
Film Threat
About the only thing suicidal in this lethargic crime drama is the convoluted script that wastes two fine performances by Christopher Walken and Denis Leary.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
For most of its duration, Suicide Kings turns into something like a hoary murder-mystery theatre piece in the Agatha Christie/Clue tradition.
50
What hip means in this uneven comic suspense film is maintaining the ironically distanced tone of a deadpan ''Married to the Mob'' or a tongue-in-cheek Coen Brothers caper.
42
Entertainment Weekly
Just when you thought it was safe to go to the movies without sitting through another imitation of early Quentin Tarantino, along comes Suicide Kings.
40
Suicide Kings' morbid sense of humor does nothing but muddle the film's overall tone. Comedy? Caper flick? It's all too much, and simultaneously not enough by a long shot.
30
The A.V. Club
The only redeeming moments come from Walken, whose assured, effortless screen presence stands out from his faceless co-stars. Taped to a leather chair and bleeding profusely from a severed finger, he's still the most powerful person in the room.

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