By Owen Gleiberman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:07 AM EDT

Knockaround Guys

C
type
  • Movie
genre

Four young men have got 48 hours to retrieve a bag stuffed with $500,000 in Mob cash. Written and directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the movie seems to think that it’s a character study, or maybe an all-in-the-Family portrait on par with The Sopranos, but it has no real twistiness or intrigue. Vin Diesel, as perhaps the strongest-looking man ever to sport a Star of David tattoo, enacts his mano-a-mano showdowns with less of the taunting, mush-mouthed fake bluster he displayed in XXX, but Barry Pepper, as a gangster’s son trying to prove his manhood, turns coolness into something far too mopey to identify with.

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Knockaround Guys

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 92 minutes
director
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