Two meat salesmen find themselves in a terrible slump. With one last chance to make good or get fired the partners head out to close a perfect prospect but wind up in the middle of a beef between some bad men. Now either t... more »hey find a way to get out of this mess alive or theyre dead meat. Studio: New Line Home Video Release Date: 01/16/2007 Starring: Ray Romano Kevin James Run time: 83 minutes Rating: R« less
"WOW!What a great movie. I am a huge Kevin James fan and my wife is a Ray Ramano fan. To see both of them in a movie was great.I was a little nervous about the movie, since I did not make the theaters.I had my neighbors come over and I had to warned them that the movie might not be so great. When the movie was over we all looked at each other and at around the same time we all said"That Was a Funny movie". We even watch the interviews at the end.Something I never really cared about."
A Great Steak Escape!
J. A. Koll | Pittsburgh, PA | 07/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"WOW! What a good movie! Ray & Kevin lovers will be pleasantly surprised. There are no traces of Debra or Carrie here! The movie starts out kind of slow but really picks up by the middle & the ending is awesome. The characters are explored expertly by these two with lots of help from Juliette Lewis & a bang at the end from Burt Reynolds. A good flick for a lazy summer evening on the sofa! Bravo!"
Rsissen | Michigan, USA | 07/14/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ray Romano and Kevin James play failed door-to door beef salesmen who have one last chance to get things right. I expected stupidity, but instead this film has the aesthetic quality of a cool 70's character piece. Not formulaic, not predictable, and more concerned with the real stakes (pun) of the characters than cheap laughs. Though it's perfectly hilarious when it needs/wants to be. It could've been funnier in the first 20 minutes and the last 20 minutes, but it kind of sets it up and winds it down in ways that keep you invested. The ride overall is a groovy throwback complete with a gritty look, cool soundtrack, and great performances by Juliette Lewis, Sofia Vergara, Michael Rapaport and Burt Reynolds. And watch for Kim Coates' standout turn as Tony. If you're in the mood for something a little dark and different, especially from these two sitcom actors, check it out."
Worth A Watch
icsjones | United States | 07/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Worth a Watch, 12 July 2006
Author: icsjones from United States
A very funny "off the wall" comedy. Great actors, acting, plot and sets. It had quite a few actors from "The Big Lebowski" and other classic Coen Brothers films. The film included an interesting cameo by Burt Reynolds who turns the film in another direction. A very well done film that holds the viewer's interest throughout the entire film right up to the end. It has an unpredictable theme that is unusual for today's predictable comedy. After watching this movie I had to check the DVD box to see if it was in fact a Coen Brothers production, it wasn't. I am not sure if it's an owner but it's really worth a watch if you enjoy off the wall comedies."
Glengarry Glen Ross meets Pulp Fiction, via The Cook, the Th
Salixa | Czech Republic | 07/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An idiosyncratic comedy which starts modestly and grows into itself before the viewer even begins to see the many layers of dark humor and refined playfulness, the simple theme which grows with such complex resonance -- at once plainly hilarious and touching, driven in no small part by the many singular performances of several brilliant character actors, each of whom has created a peculiar, uniquely odd and yet humanizing voice which prevents them, and in turn the story, from flirting with absurdity -- "Grilled" is a gem hiding in the guise of pyrite until you can catch up with the plot.
Based on a brilliant script and storyline, "Grilled" is at once very much like a stage-play and yet very cinematic; and this conflict in tone is controlled in a manner very complimentary to the film's jazzily syncopated comic rhythms, the black humor melding and playing with the oddball craziness of the storyline, the wickedly mordant dialog and clever diatribes compelling us past the peculiar premise and plot through variously improbable situations, wonderfully and spontaneously played and made immediate and real by the actors's commitment and understanding of their roles.
"Grilled" is a little roadster of a nervy film, which at first glance may not impress the critics as they scan the cover images and mentally categorize it from its packaging features. However it defies category, defies belief with disbelief, defies the viewer to sink trustingly into it ("willing suspension" et.al.) and savor the cascade of intelligent wit; rock with the rhythm of its break-beat pace and roll with its punches in exchange for which, it reflects the oddly familiar image of the (human) flaws and greatness inherent in any singular experience we have or can imagine.. It's a film content to plumb modest depths while engineering dynamics of such breadth that 'a day in the life of' turns out to have epic overtones -- leaving the mind spinning in thought long after your sides have calmed down from laughing."