Lionsgate/Lakeshore (Sidney Kimmel, Tom Rosenberg, Gary
Lucchesi & Jim Tauber)
W: Noah Haidle
DP: Michael Grady
Ed: Mark Livolsi
Mus: Lyle Workman
Al Pacino (Val), Christopher Walken (Doc), Alan Arkin
(Richard Hirsch), Mark Margolis (Claphands), Julianna Margolis (Nina Hirsch)
Ageing thief Val (Al Pacino) is released from prison after
28 years and a mob boss wants his best friend, Doc (Christopher Walken) to whack him. Doc reluctantly agrees, but only in the morning, after the duo roll back the years for a night of
partying, sex, drugs and alcohol.
This crime spin on The Bucket List (qv) sees Al Pacino and
Christopher Walken in fine form, and the relationship between the two characters is brilliantly written. Unfortunately, not enough focus goes into the rest of the characters, who come off as
unbelievable or underused.
An enjoyable 95 mins, but not really one for repeat