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REVIEW: Stand Up Guys

REVIEW: Stand Up Guys

Val (Al Pacino) is finally sprung from prison after a 28 year term served  for not ratting out a friend.  Ex-partner-in-crime Doc (Christopher Walken) picks him up and takes him in as his roommate. Hooking up with another ex-gangster buddy, Alan Arkin, one of the trio is keeping a dangerous secret .

Directed by actor Fisher Stevens, this is a character driven film that has warmth  and some hokey comedy. Of course there’s an obligatory Viagra scene.  There’s nothing new here but come on. Walken, Pacino and Arkin??? You can’t go wrong. 

2-and-a-half stars

 

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