The Guys

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  • Summary: In this powerfully moving and unexpectedly humorous film, a New York City journalist (Weaver) is called upon to help a fire captain (LaPaglia) with a series of eulogies for the men he lost at the World Trade Center. (Focus Features)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. 100
    Anthony LaPaglia and Sigourney Weaver are superb in this moving adaptation of the post-Sept. 11 play.
  2. The Guys is less a tearing open of old wounds than a balm to be applied over them. It doesn't wallow. It doesn't weep.
  3. 80
    The Australian actor taps into something miraculous here -- LaPaglia's ability to convey grief and hope works with Weaver's sensitive reactions to make this a two-actor master class.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    An adept if necessarily limited translation of uncinematic material, The Guys retains the potency of its stage original as a poignant, ingeniously simple tribute to firefighters lost in the World Trade Center disaster.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    The powerful two-person drama gets watered down by documentary-style footage and voice-overs. But it's worth seeing just for Weaver and LaPaglia.
  6. An Upper West Sidey exercise in narcissism and self-congratulation disguised as a tribute.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1

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