MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 18,923 this week

Looking for Palladin (2008)

 -  Comedy  -  30 October 2009 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 122 users   Metascore: 34/100
Reviews: 2 user | 7 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

A young Hollywood player is drawn into a remote place looking for a quick deal and instead finds a sanctuary, a community, and ultimately himself.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.00 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 171 images
created 24 Apr 2011
 
a list of 520 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
L
a list of 2796 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 Feb 2013
 
a list of 359 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Looking for Palladin (2008)

Looking for Palladin (2008) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Looking for Palladin.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Wealthy and successful businessman Ferro Olivetti (Victor Alfieri) enjoys the privileges and perks of his social stature, but on his father's deathbed he promises to obey "his father's will... See full summary »

Director: Fred Manocherian
Stars: Victor Alfieri, Ione Skye, Gerry Bamman
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A horror novelist begins to fear his stories may have a life of their own.

Director: Maxime Alexandre
Stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Anna Galiena, Jessica Bonanni
Crime | Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Two teens on their way to a backwoods party come across a beautiful young woman having car trouble. Their search for help only gets them lost, deep in the woods, where they meet Forest ... See full summary »

Directors: Bob Cea, Andrzej Krakowski, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, John Hensley, Joshua Harto
Comedy

A sickly Mob Don's obsession that a pizza parlor owner is his missing long lost son.

Director: Robert Rothbard
Stars: Vincent Pastore, Talia Shire, Ronnie Marmo
David & Layla (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Star-crossed lovers, David & Layla- Romeo & Juliet in New York with a twist!. Inspired by a true story, a spicy romantic comedy...via Iraq & Jerusalem.

Director: J.J. Alani
Stars: David Moscow, Shiva Rose, Callie Thorne
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery, Jr., son of the school's executive officer, is found drunk and expelled. Through ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Garfein
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Pat Hingle, Peter Mark Richman
Action | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1972, the conflict in Vietnam continues. The creeping threat of communism grips the nation in fear. In an abandoned prison on the US/Mexican border, KGB mole Nikolai Dzerzhinsky waits ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Eugene Evans
Stars: Michael Scovotti, Ross Marquand, Michael Wincott
Inchon (1981)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron J. Wiederspahn
Stars: David Strathairn, Ian Somerhalder, Daniel Gillies
Homo Erectus (2007)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A philosophical caveman (Rifkin) yearns for more out of life than sticks, stones and raw meat.

Director: Adam Rifkin
Stars: Adam Rifkin, Ali Larter, Hayes MacArthur
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Joe believed in right and wrong until... His job outsourced to India. His teaser rate spiked. His wife bailed. But Joe has a plan...to get it all back, and more. Joe returns home, to the ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Auster
Stars: Sam Witwer, Armand Assante, Talia Shire
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Jack Palladin
...
...
Rosario
...
Police Chief
Angélica Aragón ...
Helen
Roberto Díaz Gomar ...
Ed Giobbi
Jimmy Morales ...
Postman 2
Sammy Morales ...
Postman 1
...
Arnie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Paco - The Cobbler
Jerry Carlson ...
Jerry
...
Nestor
Sofia Comparini ...
Waitress
Cecilia de Oribe ...
Mayor
'Chofo' Rodolfo Espinosa ...
Immigration Officer
Edit

Storyline

Description: Arrogant Hollywood talent agent, Josh Ross (David Moscow) is sent to Guatemala to find Oscar-winning actor Jack Palladin (Ben Gazzara). Having never met, the search is emotionally complicated as the long-time retired star was once married to Josh's late mother. Josh's contempt for the 'old' actor mirrors his comedic distaste for the local community whose help he desperately needs to find him. What he hopes will be a quick and lucrative deal turns into a humorous yet soul-searching journey for both. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Truth can be found in the strangest places.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buscando a Palladin  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Shane (1953) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dreadful beginning hides an interesting story, set in an evocative place
25 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story doesn't really start until the two main characters start talking to one another, in the restaurant. Seriously, you can skip most of what precedes that, especially any of the stupid buffoonery scenes involving the kid. The tone of the movie changes completely once the kid starts talking with the actor, and I recommend fast forwarding to that point, over 30 minutes in. Too bad rest of my family bailed out before then.

The essence of the movie is in the conversations between the kid and the other main characters. Rest of the scenes enrich the story being told, as does the setting in the very special town of Antigua Guatemala.

The characters know more than they're letting on. Pay particular attention to talk about families. But once you realize what is going on, there are many "Why?"s. I would have like to skip the stupid beginnings, and expanded the backstories and provided more answers for all of the "Why?" questions. Among other more obvious questions, why was this whole situation set into motion by the head of the talent agency who sent the kid there?

There are some good lines, and evocative movie titles (e.g. "Garden of Suffering"), in the dialog.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
interesting... ktlove55
Worth Seeing? CampusCircle
Discuss Looking for Palladin (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?