For most of the proceedings, Pacino and Walken just look bored out of their skulls. “Stand Up Guys” could be forgiven some of its listless meandering if it were a more modest affair with less concentrated on-screen talent in its mix. But Stevens and Haidle recruited a dream cast — the supporting players include Juliana Margulies, Lucy Punch, Vanessa Ferlito and Bill Burr — and gave them little to do than fill out some stock characters in a bloodless mob opera. It's not just a missed opportunity — “Stand Up Guys” feels criminally negligent.
— George Lang