Stretch

2014

Action / Comedy / Crime / Thriller

210
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 82%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 65%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 26505

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Norman Reedus as Norman Reedus
Chris Pine as Roger Karos
Patrick Wilson as Stretch
Jessica Alba as Charlie
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752.05 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 34 min
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1hr 34 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by LeonLouisRicci 8 / 10

A Fun Ride...Wild...Wacky...and Irreverent Black Comedy

Life isn't Fair. This Post-Modern, Self-Aware, Irreverent, sometimes Crude and Lewd Black Comedy is Wheelhouse for Writer-Director Joe Carnahan.

Life isn't Fair ...for the Movie's Protagonist "Stretch" a Limo-Driver Loser that through some "Fateful" Events has a Chance to "Man-Up" and take Control of His Life that Spins out of Control on a Regular Basis.

He barely makes a Living Chauffeuring Hollywood Types and Fat Cats as They make Whoopee with Their "Ill Gotten Gains" and are Cruel Carnivores. He's Broke and Heavily in Debt to the Mob and the "Love of His Life" Leaves Him for a NFL Quarterback who makes Millions. Life isn't Fair.

This is a Raucous Ride that brings out Adjectives like...Fun...Wild...Wacky...Those sort of Reactions. It's one of those that is Not for Everyone.

But it is a Smart, Rapidly Paced Picture that, if You Don't Mind Foul Language, Unsettling Satirical Set-Pieces about Indulgences like Drug Abuse, Sex, and Manipulative Ugly "Alpha" Types, there is much Enjoyment to be had in this Type of Thing.

A Good Cast Rides the Cutting Edge for All its Worth. It goes Over the Top at times but that's the Template, so Enjoy. Patrick Wilson seems Effortless in Bringing to Life a Likable Loser that is Game when the Chips are Down and All seems Lost.

The Movie, for some Inexplicable Reason was Released Straight to Video and Ignored and Abandoned by the Suits. Considering the Deluge of Dreck that is in Theaters on a Regular Basis it is really a Shame that this one got the Shaft. Life isn't Fair.

Reviewed by Martin Bradley 4 / 10

Get over the first 30 minutes and it's not half bad

The first 30 minutes or so of this black comedy sucks, big time, before rather weirdly picking up with the appearance of an uncredited Chris Pine as the mad, bad and very dangerous to know billionaire limo driver Patrick Wilson is tasked with driving around LA. Of course, there is more to it than that; this is a crime caper and in poor taste and while there are no belly-laughs there is a good deal of sick humour as well as a surprisingly good performance from an unlikely cast Wilson. (It's hardly going to win him an Oscar but it's nice to see him out of his comfort zone). There's also a neat cameo from Ray Liotta who plays himself as the smug, arrogant actor I'm sure he's not.

Reviewed by patrick powell 7 / 10

Give it a chance, you will be pleasantly surprised

I understand that Stretch was not given a theatrical released and went straight to video. I wonder why? I suspect the reasons were as much, if not more, political than commercial or artistic.

I have been following Joe Carnahan's films since I came across Narc, his very disturbing tale of corruption in a narcotics department starring Jason Patric and Ray Liotta. (It was made on a shoestring after Ray Liotta was impressed by the script and hearing that Carnahan couldn't raise the funding, paid for it himself and starred in it.) The follow-up, the very, very different Smokin' Aces is, I must admit, not to everyone's taste, though it was to mine: a manic, cartoonish tale told with flamboyance and wit. It improves at the second watching.

Stretch is more in the vein of Smokin' Aces, with the same convoluted story structure and manic developments. It shouldn't come off, but it does. I have to admit that it takes a while to get into its stride, but stick with it, and you will be rewarded. But as I say, it went straight to DVD so it certainly didn't impress everyone. But if you get the chance to see it, don't pass it up. I think it works because Carnahan has characters play it straight in situations which are beyond ridiculous and that is a harder act to pull off than any number of mindnumbingly stupid gross-out 'comedies'.

There is in Stretch a certain internal logic which, although it doesn't make a drop of sense in the real world, does make sense in context, and Carnahan is skillful at pulling that off. He also has a nice line in witty dialogue, lines which don't come across as clever-clever. But what the hell, suck it and see. I think most will be pleasantly surprised.

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