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Pawn Shop Chronicles

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Pawn Shop Chronicles

High-Def Digest
19 September 2013
  • Conclusion: 'Pawn Shop Chronicles' is an uneven mess of a film that tries to be a twisted grindhouse flick, but never gets a handle on its tone or sense of humor. There are a few slightly amusing moments, but the majority of the runtime is simply painful. Despite a certain low budget quality, the video transfer is strong. The audio mix is a bit basic and unrefined, but the lively effects work suits the over-the-top content well.
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Overall 8

Pawn Shop Chronicles (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
15 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I am torn about this one because on one hand I get what it is doing, yet it's out of date: it's 2013 and it feels like something from the 1990s. Pawn Shop Chronicles pays homage to Quentin Tarantino, and it does so in a convincing way with a strong cast. Still, it feels like it's out of place doing what even Tarantino no longer does since it has long become predictable and pedantic.
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Movie overall 5
Extras 2

Pawn Shop Chronicles Blu-ray Review

6 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Pawn Shop Chronicles doesn't really gel the way Pulp Fiction does. Nevertheless, it tells three rather interesting tales that range from the repulsive and repugnant to the truly bizarre. It's best enjoyed as a trio of short films rather than a single entity that ties back together over itself. The cast is fantastic and features a wide range of recognizable faces. Anchor Bay's Blu-ray release of Pawn Shop Chronicles features high quality video and audio.
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Overall 8

Pawn Shop Chronicles

Slant Magazine
26 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Pawn Shop Chronicles is comprised of a trio of interconnected shorts that appear to have been inspired by the pivotal scene in Pulp Fiction where Bruce Willis's Butch and Ving Rhames's Marsellus stumble into a pawn shop and suddenly find themselves trapped in a horror film. Director Quentin Tarantino has built his career on such tonally jarring transitions, of course, and with Pawn Shop Chronicles , screenwriter Adam Minarovich has let himself run wild in attempting to...
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Film Review: 'Pawn Shop Chronicles'

12 July 2013
  • Summary: A sub-Tarantino triptych of comic-violent tall tales consisting mostly of bad things happening to dumb people.
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