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Review: 'Stand Off' Is An Insufferable Comic Take On The British Gangster Movie

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 21, 2013 6:58 PM
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The original title of "Stand Off" was "Whole Lotta Sole," and its the kind of gratingly obnoxious flourish that makes you hate the movie immediately. First of all it sits in your mouth like a blob of half-chewed gummy bears; secondly, it sounds like a direct-to-video independent movie produced in the mid-'90s that the Weinsteins picked up on a whim; and thirdly its implied double meaning – it's the name of a fish market in the film but its phonetic weight means something too ("whole lot of soul") – is meant to deepen the movie but instead leaves you even more irritated. The movie is pretty much exactly like that – it tries to sugarcoat the British gangster movie (and we're using the "British" term pretty broadly; it's set in Belfast) and leaves you totally annoyed and unsatisfied.

ABC Working On Charlize Theron-Produced Viking Drama, Comedy From 'The Hangover' Writers & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2012 11:18 AM
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Here's some small-screen news including some projects brewing over at ABC and a cast member of "The Office" getting his own show....

Tribeca Review: 'Whole Lotta Sole' Is An Insufferable Comic Take On The British Gangster Movie

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 27, 2012 9:04 AM
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  • 1 Comment
The title of "Whole Lotta Sole" is the kind of gratingly obnoxious flourish that makes you hate the movie immediately. First of all it sits in your mouth like a blob of half-chewed gummy bears; secondly, it sounds like a direct-to-video independent movie produced in the mid-90s that the Weinsteins picked up on a whim; and thirdly its implied double meaning – it's the name of a fish market in the film but its phonetic weight means something too ("whole lot of soul") – is meant to deepen the movie but instead leaves you even more irritated. The movie is pretty much exactly like that – it tries to sugarcoat the British gangster movie (and we're using the "British" term pretty broadly; it's set in Belfast) and leaves you totally annoyed and unsatisfied.

Brendan Fraser To Star In Fish Heist Comedy 'Whole Lotta Sole' Directed By Terry George (Seriously)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 7:16 AM
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  • 6 Comments
We hope you're sitting down for this, because the premise may topple you over in paroxysms of laughter (intentional or not).

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