Jerry and Tom (1998) - Comedy, Crime, Drama

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89

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Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their ...

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Saul Rubinek
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Sam Rockwell
Length: 107 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 27 found boring (29.62%)

One-line Reviews (21)

The plot is absolutely, 100%, stone-cold predictable simply from the premise.

If you're here, you know what the movie's about, so i'll just say that, though not a Hall of Fame candidate, this is an enjoyable dark comedy with some excellent visual touches in transitions from scene to scene.

A tedious, dialogue-intensive story about the vicissitudes of a mentor/protege hitman team, "Jerry & Tom" is a study in understatement with a pointless plot and an ending which may make you want to "whack" yourself for having watched the whole thing.

There is some very cool, matter of fact dialog that brings home the idea of all jobs and actions creating their own reality around them and becoming mundane, no matter how unusual or dangerous the work.

Look for a very entertaining two hours of superb characters, situations, and some of the most crafty filming techniques I've seen in years.

Apart from the camera lingering on static scenes a little too much, its an entertaining watch.

It's really fascinating to see how they both change with each kill.

Apart from a very entertaining script, what makes the movie an excellent watch is the top-notch performances from the cast, especially Joe Mantegna, Sam Rockwell, Maury Chaykin and Charles Durning.

The technique used to transition from one scene/time to the next was clever the first few times, but became tiresome.

engaging visual story .

The audience is subjected to short, repetitive vignettes featuring the violent ways used to kill the victims.

Jerry and Tom is similar to Pulp Fiction, with many of the same silly dialogues about trivial things, followed by intense action as a mob movie.

Though forgettable in the long run, while it lasts "Jerry and Tom" is very enjoyable.

The humor throughout the movie by itself makes this movie worth watching, very subtle at times, and outrageously funny at other times.

Confusing and unamusing .

One of the most entertaining elements of the film was his use of seamless transitions from story to story in the film.

engaging and worthwhile black comedy .

(I fell asleep again.

But the scenes in between are incredibly slow.

Also some may find the lack of plot to be frustrating or boring and find themselves unable to enjoy the stories within.

The dialogue was good, but the pace dragged and the timing was awkward.