Stand Up Guys

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Screen icons Christo­pher Walken, Alan Arkin and Al Pa­cino, play a trio of geri­atric former gang­sters in this wist­ful com­edy-drama, but al­though it’s fun watch­ing these old-timers shoot the breeze, the script they’ve been given is on the flimsy side. The trio get up to var­i­ous high jinks over the course of one night, with a venge­ful lo­cal mob­ster’s quest for re­venge on Pa­cino’s newly re­leased con­vict lend­ing some ur­gency to the events. The plot is a lit­tle too hack­neyed for the film to be more than fit­fully en­gag­ing. 2012,15, 95MIN

FROM NOW ON, CHRISTO­PHER WOULD BE CALL­ING THE SHOTS

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