Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. 30
    I can't imagine why De Niro, who is a fine comedian, is still coasting on his gangster act, and surely Crystal can do something other than play feels a little like an exercise in laziness.
  2. A pretty woeful affair...a sitcom disguised as a movie.
  3. 10
    Watching Ramis struggle with his two stars is like watching someone try to juggle lead weights.
  4. 10
    This blunt comedy suffers from poor pacing, colorless dialogue, and subpar performances by the two leads that reveal just how much a director contributes to our perception of what a star is.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Sep 1, 2010
    Robert De Niro hams it up as a gang boss with a few in jokes here & there. Nice to see him taking the piss out of himself.
    Billy Crystal plays
    the straight man &, despite it being a bit weak at the end, a pretty funny film. Full Review »
  2. Dec 15, 2013
    One of the first and best of Robert De Niro's self parody performances. Not exactly hysterical, but very funny without a doubt. Strangely De Niro provides most of the laughs instead of the comedian Billy Crystal. However one of the mobsters henchmen named Jelly is the most likable and entertaining of the whole cast. I wish the actor Joe Viterelli appeared in more movies so that he might be more well known, he is strangely funny without telling many jokes. Some scenes were unfortunately laugh free, Lisa Kudrow's character seriously reminds me of Skyler from Breaking Bad, all she ever does is moan and spoil Crystal's characters fun. A very entertaining, but no more than satisfactory comedy which will definitely make you laugh but not a great deal Full Review »