Saturday, November 26, 2011

Knockaround Guys (2001)

Synopsis: Silver-spoon scofflaws scare small-town simpletons, secure stolen scratch.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “When you’re in the mob, there’s no room for mistakes or feelings. Matty (Barry Pepper) finds this out the hard way when his crew loses a bag of cash in a remote town in the Midwest while trying to live up to his move boss father’s aspirations.”

What Did I Learn?: After participating in 500 street fights, you may legitimately call yourself a “tough guy”.

Really?: Maybe Diesel’s character is hopped up on the ‘roids, but why, exactly would he smash his own video game machines when the local proprietor refuses to pay him his cut? I mean, Diesel beats him up, anyway, so why destroy the revenue-generator?

Rating: Knockaround Guys is a fun gangland comedy. 7.5/10 stars.

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