79 Parts (2019)
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Critic Reviews for 79 Parts
Like a Frankenstein monster rising unsteadily from an operating table, 79 Parts initially seems like it was similarly stitched together from bits and pieces of existing material. But also like Shelley's brainchild, it soon establishes its own identity.
79 Parts is is a comedic mobster movie set in the gritty New York from the 70s. Nicely crafted aesthetics give the entire thing a vintage flair that goes hand in hand with up-to-the-challenge performances by the numerous players involved.
Ari Taub's crime caper aims for a lot, with the kind of tongue-in-cheek giddiness and potent potpourri of personalities that made early Guy Ritchie fare...
Quirky characters and some clever plotting for an ultimate crescendo makes the film sound good on paper. However, the lazy writing and direction as the film proceeds don't do justice to the genre and its conventions.
It's not a flawless movie but at least it gets the job done. A funny, intelligent script that's properly executed.
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