Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Jan 18, 2012
    58
    A harmless crime caper. It stars Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie, the Twilight series), who also wrote the script, shaping the movie to his facile, unlayered charm.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Jan 13, 2012
    12
    Romantic comedies are often as contrived and irritating as Loosies, but few feature a lead character so lacking in appeal.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jan 12, 2012
    20
    Ridiculous and mannered, Loosies is light-fingered but heavy-handed.
  4. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Jan 12, 2012
    50
    There are a couple of movies, or rather a couple of story ideas, tucked in Loosies, an amorphous, laugh-flecked drama about a New York City pickpocket that mostly comes across as a feature-length advertisement for its likable star and writer, Peter Facinelli.
  5. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Jan 10, 2012
    20
    Director Michael Corrente has delivered decent petty-criminal movies before - see 1994's "Federal Hill" - but every aspect here smacks of faux-street toughness at its worst.
  6. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Jan 11, 2012
    50
    The tale of a pickpocket's redemption through love, plus a vengeance-seeking cop and assorted betrayals, Loosies weakly channels Sam Fuller's "Pickup on South Street" but without the explosive action, iconic thesping and stylistic punch.
  7. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jan 10, 2012
    63
    Not a great movie, but satisfying enough to hold attention and win your affection - a rare blue-plate combo on today's overcrowded menu of movie chaos that sticks to your ribs and stays there.
  8. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jan 20, 2012
    70
    Loosies (slang for singly bought or bummed cigarettes - and a nod to Bobby's commitment phobia) proves a largely enjoyable ride.
  9. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jan 10, 2012
    30
    Michael Corrente's film is a mush of poses. The director's saga revels in cornball romance, imitation tough-guy attitude, and awkward flashbacks.
  10. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Jan 9, 2012
    25
    Loosies never establishes a consistent tone; it feels made up as it went along, and not in the electrifyingly free-wheeling fashion of, say, a Godard or Altman film.
  11. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jan 14, 2012
    40
    A grindhouse quality that makes Loosies almost fun in flashes. But flashes are all they are -- pleasures even more fleeting than an off-brand smoke bummed from strangers in an alley.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 11, 2013
    10
    Vincent Gallo is extremely talented in many ways. He is also complex sensitive, poetic and very funny. The public responses to him vary greatly. He is completely misunderstood and those who misunderstand his intensions and humor will certainly misunderstand his masterful works of art. Gallo's performance in Loosies is fantastic Full Review »