Best Men

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Released 1997

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Director:
Tamra Davis
Released:
1997
Rating:
R
Best Men is the 1997 action comedy from director Tamra Davis (Billy Madison, CB4, Half Baked). The film opens with four tuxedo clad men showing up at a penitentiary to meet a friend (Luke Wilson, The Royal Tennenbaums, My Super-Ex Girlfriend, Vacancy) who has just been released after three years in prison and is going straight from the jail to marry his girl friend (Drew Barrymore, Never Been Kissed). En route to the wedding, one of the men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Powder) asks to stop by a bank to pick up some cash. As it turns out, he is a wanted bank robber who uses Shakespeare passages during his robberies and thus has become known as Hamlet. Soon, all five men are caught up in the bank and involved in the robbery as they end up in a hostage situation. The hostage negotiator (Fred Ward, Tremors) shows up who turns out to be Hamlet's father. As the men are all known to those being robbed, this quirky comedy takes a left turn as their hostages all work to support the men.moreless

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  • 70

    Variety Derek Elley

    At heart, Best Men is a modest picture that harks back in many ways to U.S. movies of the late '60s and early '70s in its unconventional attitudes and anti-establishment tone. Paci...

  • 60

    Time Out London

    Yet another quirky crime comedy, but on its own terms entertaining enough, with a distinctively sharp take on masculine behaviour and a surprising amount of the Bard.

  • 40

    Empire

    The ensemble acting is so strong the characters are likeable without being annoying, and aside from the odd corny line which serves as a reminder of the movie's stupidity, if taken...

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Comedy, Drama

Themes

Romantic Comedy, Crime