“ 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.