User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 80
  2. Negative: 4 out of 80

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  1. Jun 25, 2014
    9
    One of Depp's best roles by far. Depp and Liotta act great together and the story is involving as well as realistic from the perspective of a drug dealer's lifestyle. Depp inputs as much emotion into the character as he can. Other supporting roles that elevate the movie are from Franka Potente from Run Lola Run, Ethan Suplee from American History X and Penelope Cruz as Depp's Colombian wife.
  2. Nov 14, 2011
    10
    One of those movies where you will laugh your ass off at parts, but want to cry at others. Overall very good. Depp, as usual when playing a drugged out crazy guy, delivers an excellent performance.
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. The real problem is that there's nothing to George but the movie's props.
  2. Only Depp and Ray Liotta (as Jung's father) manage to animate this tired formula.
  3. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    50
    When George’s fortunes start to go from bad to worse, so does the movie.