Knockaround Guys
Knockaround Guys (2002)

A big score goes wrong in a big way for a bunch of aspiring gangsters in this crime comedy. Matty Demaret (Barry Pepper) is the son of a mid-level Brooklyn mob boss, Benny "Chains" Demaret (Dennis Hopper). When Matty was 12 years… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 11, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 25, 2003
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-acted, but it's too derivative.

Damon Wise
Empire Magazine

Borrowing heavily from leftfield genre spin-offs like True Romance, it's no wonder this misfire was on the shelves for so long.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

The first-time directors previously penned the screenplay Rounders, and while their attention to setting and detail in both films is commendable, their development of character and storyline could stand some improvement.

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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America

Even with Vin Diesel's help, Knockaround Guys got knocked around a few times too many.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

Real gangsters often love gangster films, but it's a safe bet that Knockaround Guys won't be on their all-time hit list.

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Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Perhaps if co-directors David Levien and Brian Koppelman had spent more time devising a coherent vision for the film, we would not have felt as knocked around after watching it.

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Dennis Schwartz
Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

It might have been better served with only one director.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

This heist flick about young Brooklyn hoods is off the shelf after two years to capitalize on the popularity of Vin Diesel, Seth Green and Barry Pepper. It should have stayed there.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

We know the plot's a little crazy, but it held my interest from start to finish.

Michael Dequina

No less stale than the many derivative crime thrillers that flood the direct-to-video market.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Everywhere they go, they're sure to be a hit. Good movie. It's no Goodfellas, but this watchable, well-crafted little mob story is easy to take, and… More
Tim Sigur
Did John Malkovich owe these guys some money or something?
Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper, Seth Green, Dov Tiefenbach The film follows four sons of well-known Brooklyn-based mobsters and… More
Curtis Lilly
I tend to like seth green. This movie had its moments, but I hate how Vin Diesel saves the day after we think he's dead.
Al S
A lean, mean, funny and stylish tough guy thriller. It packs major star power and cold blopded gunplay. A hard-hitting, fast paced and enjoyable film.… More
Jason Spencer
The cast of this flick did a great job and I thought the story was good enough to keep you hooked until the end.