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Predictably, the best moments belong to Buscemi, whose performance is a model of understatement in a field of grotesques.
Boxoffice Magazine
An amusing turn from Steve Buscemi in the title role and some sporadically funny, off-beat dialogue provided by debuting writer/director Hue Rhodes make for a passable, if forgettable, little time passer.
The film turns into one of those indie parades of eccentrics that are hit-and-miss but mostly miss.
Though the credits include an impressive roster of names, this low-stakes poker hand feels like an undiscovered relic from the early ’90s, and that’s not a good thing.
Rolling Stone
First-time director and screenwriter Hue Rhodes shows no discernible talent for dialogue, humor and, especially, pacing.
Village Voice
Mostly, Saint John traps good comic performers--including Malco and Peter Dinklage as John's boss--in airless editing and an unproductive, unresolved, sludgy tone.
The Hollywood Reporter
The movie is a letdown, stringing together pointless episodes to little effect. It's the kind of thinly conceived, quirk-for-quirk's-sake indie that gives indies a bad name.
Wall Street Journal
The writing is semicoherent at best, and the buddies of this meandering road trip are not only mismatched but dislikable.
This disjointed, desperately whimsical film is simply not funny: not for a minute.
With stars like Steve Buscemi and Sarah Silverman and big-fish producers such as Spike Lee and Stanley Tucci on board, you'd think this indie would offer some glimmer of wit or originality. Think again.

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