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  • Summary: Freddy Klein (Devon Bostick) decides to skip college in favor of joining his father (Christopher Meloni) on the lot of his used-car business.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Apr 17, 2014
    70
    Don't let the title of this indie gem fool you, Small Time has humor and heart big time.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Apr 17, 2014
    70
    Small Time is agreeably sentimental meat-and-potatoes fare with strong dashes of humor, executed with a sincerity that’s hard to resist.
  3. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Apr 17, 2014
    60
    Small Time is impressive, just slightly, because it’s the one thing used-car salesmen are rarely accused of being: honest.
  4. Reviewed by: Bill Edelstein
    Apr 24, 2014
    60
    The narrative becomes more tenuous the deeper it strays into drama.
  5. Reviewed by: Zachary Wigon
    Apr 8, 2014
    50
    The film isn't without mirth and charm... But as Surnow steers into serious waters, the direction of the storytelling becomes increasingly misguided.
  6. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Apr 17, 2014
    50
    Small Time has its heart in the right place, but its screenplay’s in serious need of a tuneup.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Apr 17, 2014
    40
    His (Surnow) unfocused script swerves all over the road, but Christopher Meloni and Dean Norris repeatedly get things back on track.

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