Stand Up Guys

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Stand Up Guys Putting together veteran actors Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin together, director Fisher Stevens gives us the Stand Up Guys.

Covering for his close criminal buddies, Val (Al Pacino) serves 28 years in prison. Bestie Doc (Christopher Walken) picks him up and together they meet up with buddy Hirsh (Alan Arkin). They reminisce the good old times but it's before long they find out one of them is in a fix no thanks to former mob boss (Mark Margolis). Together, they take their past on, just like the old times.

It is fun to see the three with old school jokes but the script could do away with some underhand jokes like visiting the whorehouse immediately out of prison and worse requiring Viagra for that (taking a good 15 to 20 minutes). Nonetheless, each of them flaunts their individual character and charm as expected of them.

Hollywood has been putting together very veteran but no doubt legendary actors, especially in the field of action. Sadly, few can stand up to the challenge and Stand Up Guys with actors nearing their 70's barely makes the cut as well.


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