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Lowdown Dirty Criminals (2020)

Lowdown Dirty Criminals is a black comedy about two friends who decide to work for an underworld character after a fiasco delivering pizza. They botch up the first job delivering a birthday... See full summary »

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Paul Murphy
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Credited cast:
Samuel Austin Samuel Austin ... Marvin
Francis Biggs Francis Biggs ... Cop
Unaloto Funaki Unaloto Funaki ... Jeff Kwok
Rebecca Gibney ... The Upholsterer
Tim Gordon Tim Gordon ... Glenn
Cohen Holloway ... Roy
Grant Kereama ... Dean
Min Kim ... Donny Kong
Robbie Magasiva ... Semo
Olivia Morphew ... Barbara
Fingal Pollock Fingal Pollock ... Mrs. Spiggs
Shane Rangi ... Barry
Grant Roa ... Paul
James Rolleston ... Freddy
Thomas Sainsbury ... Trent
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Lowdown Dirty Criminals is a black comedy about two friends who decide to work for an underworld character after a fiasco delivering pizza. They botch up the first job delivering a birthday cake to their boss and go on to botch up a hit job etc. the movie has many similarities to Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. After getting tangled up with a scary lady criminal known as the Upholsterer the plot has a messy climax. The two likable hapless crimes walk away from the dark world of crime, learning their lesson and restarting their lives. Written by paularoger-94717

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Comedy

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A few funny moments in a Dark Splatter Comedy
29 August 2020 | by paularoger-94717See all my reviews

Lowdown has elements of Peter Jackson's early movie Bad Taste and left me with a bad taste and disappointment. I guffawed about 3 times at the most. I'm not sure why but it very quickly came across as non funny charicature and two likeable hapless fools. The head crims were well acted but not believable and distasteful. I hated watching the blood and gore of the dissection. When I think about it there were lots of funny little situations and I wanted to laugh with my friends, but nothing was hilarious, as there was an ever present sense of threat. There were lots of moments of hesitation, while the crims failed in their missions and thought about what to do. The Upholster (Rebecca Gibney) was almost glamorous but wooden, despite her many excellent previous roles. I thought the fight scene with the fat guy, and his later removal from the flat funny/weird. I didn't like all the swearing or the motel girl getting beaten etc. I was all cringe worthy. Sorry. Try again and have some more believable likeable characters.


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New Zealand

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English

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20 August 2020 (Australia) See more »

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NZD1,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,730
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