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Stand Up Guys (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  1 February 2013 (USA)
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A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade.

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After 28 years, Val gets out of prison, and his friend Doc picks him up. The local mob boss, Claphands, wants Val dead (Claphands' son died in a robbery and he blames Val) and Doc has until morning to kill him. It's a long night: Val wants to party - they visit a cat house, Val needs Viagra, they break into a pharmacy. After midnight, they pick up Hirsch, their old wheelman, drive the city in a stolen car. They visit the cat house, help a woman in distress, bury a body, and eat at Doc's hangout, a café where the waitress, Alex, is cheerful. The sun rises, Claphands wants Val dead, and Val, who has figured out his fate, is resigned. Is there anything left to take care of? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They don't make 'em like they used to.

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Rated R for language, sexual content, violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,486,390 (USA) (1 February 2013)

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$3,301,046 (USA) (1 March 2013)
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Val, (Pacino) at one point describes Claphands (Margolis) as "meanest, most vindictive mother****** outside the Devil himself". A character Pacino played in Devil's Advocate. See more »

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Doc grabs a bottle of pills off the shelf and calls them latanoprost, but latanoprost is a drop for the eye that is kept in the pharmacy refrigerator before dispensing to patients. Later, Valentine opens the capsules that doc says are for glaucoma (latanoprost is for glaucoma), and proceeds to snort the powder inside, which wouldn't be possible with any glaucoma meds as they are almost all drops except for 1 tablet available commercially. See more »

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Doc: [stealing a gangster's car] This is not a good idea, Val.
Val: Yeah, well, my life is full of not good ideas.
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It's like the old days, isn't it?
30 July 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Not having gotten around to watching "Stand Up Guys" before now was a mistake on my behalf, especially given the three acting heavyweighters that stars in the movie; Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin.

"Stand Up Guys" is a good comedy that has a nice story to tell. Although this is not the type of comedy that will have you spilling your drinks in your laps from laughing, it is the type of light-hearted comedy that will make you feel good.

The story is about Val (played by Al Pacino) who comes out from prison after 28 years of incarceration. Meeting him at the entrance is his old friend Doc (played by Christopher Walken). Doc has been hired to kill Val and has a time limit until the next morning; and during this time the old friends start up old habits and revisit old friends.

The characters in the movie were nicely fleshed out and nicely detailed. There is a really good chemistry between Pacino and Walken, and this really reflects well on both characters that they play, because there is a very good sense of friendship and intimacy's with one another as they are on the screen.

The movie offers drama, action, comedy and even a high speed chase.

"Stand Up Guys" is a fun and great movie, which offers 95 minutes of great entertainment. If not for the good story, then the movie is well worth watching for the three stars of the movie.


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