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About the Movie
John Cusack (2012) and Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook) star in this action-packed crime thriller about a hit-man named Jack (Cusack), who takes an assignment to deliver a mysterious bag to his crafty boss (De Niro) with strict instructions not to peek inside. With the help of an elusive prostitute (Rebecca Da Costa, Breaking at the Edge), Jack battles a mess-load of gunfire, a slew of crooked cops and unruly mobsters on a deadly quest to deliver the precious cargo and earn a big pay day. This action-packed crime thriller also stars Crispin Glover (Alice in Wonderland), Sticky Fingaz and Martin Klebba.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 43
- Fresh: 4
- Rotten: 39
- Average Rating: 3.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: At least Mr. De Niro, who disappears from the movie until the end, seems to be enjoying himself.
Rotten: What's in the bag? A tedious, self-consciously quirky postmodern noir featuring John Cusack and Robert De Niro in two of the more obvious money jobs of their careers.
Rotten: There are so many good reasons to bag "The Bag Man." Where to begin?
Rotten: Alas, listening to De Niro's criminal bigwig Dragna casually describe how he was motivated to take up his underworld profession by an episode of Full House isn't enough to salvage David Grovic's dreary directorial debut.
Cusack’s High Toxicity Level
It is no longer enjoyable to spend time with Cusack. And certainly it is not enjoyable to spend time with the scripts he chooses, or the characters. Like a 50 year old Justin Bieber, Cusack still seems to be trying to prove his dark manhood. We get it, Cusack. You’re not a kid anymore. You’re not boy wonder rom com prince sensitive young man. We get it. Now try the middle way. Instead of the toxic Lee Daniels violent confused sex serial killer overdone fried fake hair misogynistic bad noir career route. It’s played out.
Wasn't that bad at all
I didn't think it was a bad movie. Not the best I've seen, but not bad nonetheless.
See this movie for Rebecca Da Costa. Mesmerizing. One of those movies with a bunch of really strange characters, none of whom you care about, except Da Costa.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2014
- © 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.