I just watched “Knockaround Guys” on DVD. It is a decent movie, but it lacks something.
In short, it looks like a slower, simplier, and American version of “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels“. There is the mob and style to it – no question about it. It lacks the details and the depth though. Characters are not well-developed and there is no thrill to it.
Action is missing some. There is almost no cool talk. Except for a short thingy done by Vin Diesel about street fighting before kicking one guy’s butt. That was misplaced though. And there were another two shorties by John Malkovich. There was some economy over the acting, although there were plenty of people who could deliver. Why they didn’t – I don’t know.
Anyway, this is a kind of 6 out of 10 movie. You can watch it or you can skip it – you won’t miss much.