(2001)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 35 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Gandolfini's fans expect something quirky whenever he shows up, and they'll get what they've bargained for.
82
Mr. Showbiz
The plot that propels them (Pitt, Roberts) along separate story lines is both unusually character-driven and a hoot.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
Gandolfini comes in from left field and provides a character with dimensions and surprises, bringing out the best in Roberts. Their dialogue scenes are the best reason to see the movie.
75
Christian Science Monitor
Lively acting and stylish directing make this an engaging comedy-drama, although its attitude toward guns and violence is disconcertingly romantic.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
This violently comic caper has some spunky charm going for it -- but has a lot of self-consciously hip, studied wackiness going against it.
58
Entertainment Weekly
It's not the fault of "The Sopranos" charismatic, beefy star (Gandolfini) that he's an actor of such substance and quiet ardor as to make idle movie star ribbitting look frivolous.
50
San Francisco Chronicle
Thank God for James Gandolfini.
50
Superstars usually avoid movies this spiritless, and it's tough to believe anyone could read this script and fail to realize the movie wouldn't end up going anywhere.
50
New York Daily News
Flails about desperately for a genre to call home.
40
Wall Street Journal
Can't lift the double curse of too little genuine action, as opposed to quixotic events, and too many fancy words.
20
Rolling Stone
Promises a road movie of blissful comic romance and delivers a series of dramatic dead ends.

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