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Metascore®Generally unfavorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
An execrable mess that leaves no genre cliché unturned or human body or soul untrammeled.
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A witless, gruesome barrage of jokey violence and lame trans-Atlantic humor, kept moving by the pointless, derivative kineticism of Mr. Yu's hyperactive cuts and splices.
There's an appalling amount of talent at waste up on the screen, starting with Jackson and Carlyle whose tall/short, silent/motormouth double act never clicks.
A fourth-rate "Pulp Fiction" with accents you can't understand.
It's a movie that puts Samuel Jackson in kilts, Robert Carlyle in a red Jaguar, and the audience -- if they have any sense at all -- out in the lobby, looking for another picture.
The film should have been called ''Lock, Stock and Two Wilting Barrels.''
Anything goes, though director Ronny Yu keeps the idiocy on a fast pace.
It is possible, however improbable, that a "bad" movie can still be highly enjoyable. Formula 51 is such a film.
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