Stand Up Guys is a 2012 American crime comedy-drama film directed by Fisher Stevens and starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin. The film follows Val (Pacino), a former criminal who is released from prison after serving 28 years for refusing to snitch on his associates. He is picked up by his old friend Doc (Walken), who is tasked with killing him by a crime boss named Claphands (Mark Margolis) as revenge for a job gone wrong years ago.
As the night progresses, Val and Doc reunite with their former partner Hirsch (Arkin) and engage in a series of misadventures and antics, including stealing cars, visiting a brothel, and evading Claphands and his henchmen. Along the way, they confront their past mistakes and try to make amends before it’s too late.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the performances of the lead actors but criticism for its uneven tone and predictable plot. Despite this, it has gained a cult following for its charmingly offbeat humor and heartfelt moments.
Duration: 95 min.