Stand Up Guys on DVD & Blu-RayShaggy and sentimental, the crime comedy Stand Up Guys – new to DVD and Blu-ray this week – has exactly three virtues to recommend it.
Those would be the film'strio of lead actors: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin. These guyscould make a 90-minute film about knitting and still be interesting.
Pacino headlines as Val, a career criminal just getting out of the joint after a 28-year stint. Val took the fall for his crew after a botched robbery and ended up doing the heavy time by refusing to rat on his friends. He is, as they say, a stand up guy.
Walken plays one of those old pals, a now-retired thief who goes by the name of Doc. When Val gets out of prison, it's Doc that comes to pick him up and take him out on the town. Understandably, Val is ready to party, so Doc dutifully escorts him to a bar, then a brothel, then a hospital. The 70-something Val, it seems, can't quite party like he used to.
There's another complication: We soon discover that Doc has been ordered by theRead More »from New on DVD and Blu-ray: Old-school mobsters reunite in ‘Stand Up Guys’ & ‘Cloud Atlas’