Poolhall JunkiesA small-time pool shark with dreams of the big time who has stayed out of the game for years, must go back to his old ways when his little brother gets involved with his enemy, who taught him how to play the game.
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Directors of "Poolhall Junkies"Mars CallahanBirthdate: 1971, Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Creators of "Poolhall Junkies"Mars CallahanBirthdate: 1971, Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USAChris Corso
Critic Reviews of "Poolhall Junkies"Minneapolis Star TribuneMay 15, 2003
This brash little indie is oddly endearing and fun to be around.Toronto StarMarch 21, 2003
Whatever you want to say about this Mars Callaghan -- who is an avid cue-man in real life -- he would seem to be able to sink anything. Darned if he doesn't make this whole movie disappear.Globe and MailMarch 21, 2003
As a director, Callahan wants the verve that Martin Scorsese brought to The Color of Money, but his visual approach is careless, relying too much on clichéd slo-mo and hasty edits.Ebert & RoeperMarch 04, 2003
[A]ll of it just seems so familiar and so trite, we know exactly where this is going.NewsdayFebruary 28, 2003
90 minutes of slow-leaking, macho stomach gas, in which everyone talks like they were on brawny pills and every tawdry song on the soundtrack makes you feel as if you were trapped in a lap dance club.New York PostFebruary 28, 2003
This film coulda been a contender if Callahan hadn't worn so many hats -- but it has moments that make it worth waiting for on video.Reno Gazette-JournalSeptember 26, 2003
The fast-paced picture sizzles with energy, and it's a tour de force for Mars Callahan, who co-wrote and directed.Long Island PressSeptember 14, 2003
A lowlife billiards drama that lacks the drive and edginess of the classic The Hustler, Poolhall Junkies does get by on its humor, energy and earnest charm.Las Vegas WeeklySeptember 07, 2003
With a better lead and more inspired direction, Poolhall Junkies might have been decent entertainment. But Callahan the actor is the biggest liability in Callahan the director's film.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsAugust 31, 2003
If you saw this film, then you were hustled.St. Paul Pioneer PressMay 16, 2003
When Christopher Walken saunters into Poolhall Junkies, he kicks it from so-so to worthwhile.Reel Film ReviewsApril 13, 2003
Though there's not much in Poolhall Junkies we haven't seen many times before, the film manages to remain mostly entertaining due mostly to some surprisingly effective performances and a brisk pace.
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