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Review: 'Small Time' Starring Christopher Meloni & Dean Norris Barely Gets The Engine Running

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2014 2:11 PM
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Small Time
As a veteran writer on shows like "24," "Nikita," "The Commish" and "Miami Vice," director Joel Surnow surely knows how to create an hour of television that keeps moving. So it makes it all the more curious that his skills abandon him for his feature debut, "Small Time," which gathers up a couple of pretty good leads in Christopher Meloni and Dean Norris, but abandons them in a narrative that's starts off confused about the point-of-view from the first frame, and eventually spins its wheels for a low stakes drama where not much of consequence actually happens. So perhaps in that sense, "Small Time" lives up to its name.

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