POOLHALL JUNKIES (2003) So much yelling, barking, growling, and razzing in this hopped-up garage-band appropriation of "The Hustler," in which a pool shark (writer-director-star Mars Callahan) has to… 2003-02-28 R PT94M Drama Mystery and Thriller Sports Mars Callahan Alison Eastwood Michael Rosenbaum Glenn Plummer Anson Mount Chazz Palminteri Rick Schroder Rod Steiger Christopher Walken Samuel Goldwyn Films
Movie Review

POOLHALL JUNKIES (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
D

Details Limited Release: Feb 28, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 94 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller, Sports; With: Mars Callahan, Alison Eastwood and Michael Rosenbaum; Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

So much yelling, barking, growling, and razzing in this hopped-up garage-band appropriation of ''The Hustler,'' in which a pool shark (writer-director-star Mars Callahan) has to shake off the strong arm of his shady mentor (Chazz Palminteri) in order to go legit! So much preening and faux hipsterism and clomping camera work! Overexerting thespians also include Christopher Walken and Rod Steiger.

Originally posted Mar 14, 2003 Published in issue #700 Mar 14, 2003 Order article reprints