Thursday, August 15, 2013

Palookaville (1995)

Loveable Losers Movie #1

Synopsis: It's the worst armoured car robbery since The War Wagon!

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “They fought the law, but the law didn’t notice!”

What Did I Learn?: Stringing a hot chick along by promising to take her to exotic locales, and then never going anywhere is a strategy fraught with perils.

Really?: 1) It's a funny scene, but I had a bit of trouble believing Jerry would stick around in the bakery, eating pastries, when it's obvious the cops are on the way. 2) Wow...that girl in the second-hand shop is awfully nice to Sid. Does stuff like that happen in real life?

Rating: Highly reminiscent of Big Deal on Madonna Street and Crackers, Palookaville is a funny, and often charming look at three dumb-but-sympathetic would-be-criminals. My only complaint is that the film is quite slow-moving, and it takes forever for the plot to actually hatch. 8/10 stars. 

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