Pawn Shop Chronicles
|Pawn Shop Chronicles|
Theatrical & On-Demand release poster
|Directed by||Wayne Kramer|
|Written by||Adam Minarovich|
|Music by||The Newton Brothers|
|Edited by||Sarah Boyd|
|Distributed by||Anchor Bay Films|
|Box office||$8,088 (limited release)|
Pawn Shop Chronicles, also known as Hustlers, is a 2013 crime comedy film directed by Wayne Kramer and written by Adam Minarovich. The film stars an ensemble cast, led by Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Vincent D'Onofrio, Norman Reedus, and Chi McBride. Centering on the events in and around a pawn shop, Pawn Shop Chronicles tells three overlapping stories involving items found within said pawn shop. This was the final film featuring Walker to be released in his lifetime, as he died four months after its release.
- Brendan Fraser as Ricky
- Elijah Wood as Johnny Shaw
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Alton
- Thomas Jane as The Man
- Lukas Haas as Vernon
- Norman Reedus as Stanley
- Matt Dillon as Richard
- Paul Walker as Raw Dog
- Kevin Rankin as Randy
- Chi McBride as Johnson
- DJ Qualls as JJ
- Pell James as Cyndi
- Sam Hennings as Virgil
- Ashlee Simpson as Theresa
- Michael Cudlitz as Ben
- Mark Povinelli as Harry
- Marc Macaulay as Cook
The film received negative reviews from critics. Based on 16 reviews, it currently holds a 13% approval rating on film review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. The film also holds a rating of 26/100 on Metacritic based on 10 reviews indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".
Writing for The New York Times, film critic Stephen Holden said of the film, "Hee Haw meets Pulp Fiction at the meth lab: That describes the style of Pawn Shop Chronicles, a hillbilly grindhouse yawp of a movie that belches in your face and leaves a sour stink."
The film was reviewed favorably by JoBlo.com. For the site, reviewer JimmyO wrote, "Pawn Shop Chronicles is a wildly bizarre and politically incorrect mix of b-movie genres wrapped into one. Kramer – with the script by Minarovich – amps up the action and violence without pushing it too far – well at least for my personally warped taste."
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- Blue Print Review
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- Fleming Jr., Mike (June 4, 2012). "Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Vincent D'Onofrio Join Wayne Kramer's 'Pawn Shop Chronicles'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
- Chawla, Kiran (June 26, 2012). ""Pawn Shop Chronicles" takes center stage in Port Allen". WAFB.com. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
- "Pawn Shop Chronicles at Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
- Holden, Stephen (July 11, 2013). "A Simple Swap or Sale? Not Here 'Pawn Shop Chronicles' Yields Twisted Tales". The New York Times. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
- JimmyO (July 8, 2013). "Review: Pawn Shop Chronicles". JoBlo.com. Retrieved January 19, 2014.