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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. Sep 5, 2013
    10
    Rotten Tomatoes gives this movie 52% in the "Top Critics." I liked this movie with certain reservations that are peculiar to me. Yonkers, Atlantic City, Vegas, and two-bit hustlers engender in me a despondency that I don't even experience watching a movie about Auschwitz, for example. However, this movie was saved by its freshness. This is one of the most original screenplays I have seen in a while. Palminteri attacked this role stridently. If nothing else he was believable in that character. Setting the mood with the emphasis on "the old" Vegas was a genuinely nice touch. No Bellagios thank you. All in all this movie had an internal consistency with everything falling into place like a complete set, en suite, much like a deck of cards for example. Expand
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    50
    Lahti burns through a thinly written role with a surprising level of warmth and humanity.
  2. 67
    Yonkers Joe is largely concerned with the delicate balance between a crook's business life and his personal life--a balance the movie itself has trouble managing effectively.
  3. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    50
    A mash-up of indie-film tropes.