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An average movie

I have always been a die-hard fan of Rober De Niro and it has always been a hobby of mine to track down all his movies (by now, I have seen about 66 of them). Unfortunately, lately, it has become a rather thankless task. Indeed, for the last 10, even maybe 20 years, most of his movies have been at best decent, but most of the time pretty average and even occasionally pure garbage. Anyway, this feature belongs to the few decent movies he has made more or less recently but, still, it is hardly something you could call a masterpiece. The point is that you have here two of the greatest actors in one movie (Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman) and they both gave some solid performances, above all Philip Seymour Hoffman who was back then criminally underrated, so it was a blast to see them working together. Unfortunately, the story itself was so pedestrian, so generic, so predictable it was just entertaining enough but there was a terrible lack of ambition in this department. Basically, you have two fine actors lost in an average comedy. At least, it was not as depressing as ‘Righteous Kill’ which finally united Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in one of the most dreary and underwhelming cop thrillers ever made…. To conclude, even though it was nothing really remarkable, it still remains a decent comedy and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

Added by johanlefourbe
5 years ago on 8 April 2013 11:50