Prizzi's Honor (1985)

R   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Drama


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Two professional assassins fall in love.


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22 November 2005 | paul2001sw-1
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| Not really sure what it wants to be
So many films glorify the mafia, even those like 'Goodfellas' which pull no punches still allow a residue of glamour to stick to their portrayal of the wise-guy life. So 'Prizzi's Honor', which ridicules its protagonists and shows them to be anything but wise, is a welcome sort of mafia film. Unfortunately, although it's reasonably entertaining, the film ultimately doesn't wholly succeed in any respect; too daft to work as black comedy, too slow to work as riotous farce, to humorously conceived to work as tragic drama. Jack Nicholson is good as the dumb hit man Charley, but the plot leaves us unsure whether we should laugh at him or cry with him, and in the end I felt inclined to do neither. Personally, I prefer Jim Jarmusch's 'Ghost Dog', another offbeat look at organised crime.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,234,537 16 June 1985

Gross USA:

$26,657,534

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,657,534

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