Valoraciones de Tres tipos duros
It's tempting to give Stand Up Guys a pass, if only for its use of the word "arbiter." This "Grumpy Old Gangsters" comedy-drama includes an argument during which Alan Arkin asks Al Pacino, "What makes you the arbiter of whose pants are important and...
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Stand Up Guys is a modestly budgeted movie loaded with charm, amusement and poignant moments that arrive with the unannounced stealth of a neighbor’s cat.
Fisher Stevens hasn't directed a lot of movies, but he shows veteran savvy with his work in "Stand Up Guys."
“Stand Up Guys” is a respectable compact crime drama comedy about camaraderie among a passing generation of retired wiseguys. There’s still some honor among thieves. Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, and Alan Arkin play the film’s three mildly flamboyant...
After “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Quartet,” I'm glad to see a film about people in their grayer years take place somewhere other than a hotel in which the folks putter around and giggle about sex.
Mark Reviews Movies
Stand Up Guys is about two men trying to find dignity in the waning, final hours of their lives. That the movie attempts this noble ideal by ignobly putting those characters—and by extension actors Al Pacino and Christopher Walken—through a series of...
A writer must eat, which is why most playwrights eventually try their hands at screenwriting. "Stand Up Guys," starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin, comes from the stage-trained Noah Haidle, whose story premise sounds like a sure...
The A.V. Club
Late in Stand Up Guys, the recently paroled Al Pacino and his best friend and partner-in-crime Christopher Walken head up to a drug-and-gun-filled apartment to avenge the brutal gang rape of a woman (Vanessa Ferlito) they found bound, gagged, and naked...
In Stand Up Guys, Al Pacino and Christopher Walken play second-rate Baltimore gangsters in their late 60s who make no bones about what grumpy old sociopaths they've become. Yet neither one is nearly as slow or creaky as the movie itself.
Watching Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, and Alan Arkin sitting in a diner, talking about the old days, produces a certain kind of frisson, a comforting familiarity that springs from their collective decades of onscreen myth-making. Conversely, though...
New York Post
Stevens’ “Stand Up Guys,” in which Pacino plays a doomed crook playing out his final hours with his best friend (Christopher Walken), is painful, misshapen and a little gross. It’s an enlarged prostate of a movie.
In the age of The Expendables, it's hard for anyone to claim “I’m getting too old for this shit”.
How much you enjoy ‘Stand Up Guys’ depends on how much you like the trio of veteran actors – Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin. Without them, the film would cease to exist. No offence to actor-turned-director Fisher Stevens and first-time...
Shadows on the Wall
Stand Up Guys A messy script isn't enough to undermine these clever veteran actors, who manage to make the most of the humour, drama and action without ever losing their dignity. And in the end, we're surprised at how much they make us care about...
The effortless charisma of the veteran trio is the best thing about this desultory, low-key buddy comedy that feels like Goodfellas meets Last Of The Summer Wine.
Sometimes a movie’s biggest pleasures are the simple ones. There are no real surprises and not a lot of drama in Stand Up Guys, but since the actors not delivering the goods are septuagenarians Christopher Walken, Al Pacino and Alan Arkin, you’re in...