The Crew (2000) - Crime, Comedy

Hohum Score

95

Hohummer

Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.

IMDB: 5.6
Director: Michael Dinner
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 12 out of 47 found boring (25.53%)

One-line Reviews (28)

The script is not a particularly witty effort, but the tangled web that these 4 retired hoods spin for themselves becomes progressively more intriguing.

the script was poorly written, poorly executed and just plain boring!

The execution is too violent and sexually gamey for senior citizens (particularly female), too silly and juvenile for teen audiences and too predictable for the rest of us.

But for those under the age of 50, will find this film boring, tedious, and slow.

`The Crew' (2000) *½ out of **** All of the actors in this film are at least 50 and the film is about as boring as watching paint dry, or grasses grow.

Save yourself from this witless and pointless travesty which calls itself a comedy.

Aside from The Whole Nine Yards, not coincidentally another supposed "mob comedy", this is the worst movie I've seen in the last 10 years.

What works against it is the contrived ending that allows the criminal so-called good guys to get off the hook.

Moss is stunning and it's almost inconceivable that the Pivster (Piven) is both her detective partner and boyfriend from whom she's estranged.

Not a great classic, but I don't think it's trying to be, just a hugely entertaining movie - I'm sure the actors enjoyed making it.

I got in for free, went in with very minimal expectations (I expected a mobbed-up version of Space Cowboys), and still left the theater aghast at the pointlessness of this movie.

I had to walk out of the theater after half an hour it was so bad.

Solid performances by Richard Dreyfuss and (especially)Burt Reynolds make this an enjoyable summer flick.

and no story.

The characters, who are potentially interesting, are introduced with short, specific scenes featuring each in a disjointed incidence in which they react to; their various behaviors are what portray their personalities.

The pacing of the film keeps it slow, even plodding, and the subplots became way too many, to keep this film focused.

If you happened to read my review of Space Cowboys, you know that when our local critics rate a movie low, it is usually just an enjoyable fun movie not to be taken seriously.

As for the women, I can't think of anything that will appeal to them, so they'll probably fall asleep.

It is a bit more entertaining if you happen to have grown up in any metro New York Italian neighborhood, since the actors do a good job of capturing the colloquialisms and attitudes one might have found there.

Hugely entertaining .

The plot is frustrating, injecting stale contrivances like an estranged relationship between a father and daughter that feels trite and boring.

What a waste of time.

It is boring.

I enjoyed it.

Sometimes it's a bit formulaic, but it's always entertaining.

This movie was not funny, nor thought provoking, and really is a complete waste of time.

I am surprised at this movie's low IMDb rating, I found it to be a very entertaining movie.

The cast alone is worth watching the movie for (Jennifer Tilly is one of my favorites; the cast also includes Burt Reynolds, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeremy Piven and Carrie Anne Moss.