Capsule Review: "Made"

by Eric Melin on July 27, 2001

in Print Reviews

Did you like “Swingers?” Do you want to see a different story with the same kind of humor once again written and directed by Jon Favreau and again starring Favreau and Vince Vaughn? If so, go see “Made.” This is not a damnation, but rather a ringing endorsement.

Yes, Vaughn plays another dim-witted, loudmouth jerk. Yes, Favreau once again plays the lovable lunk. “Made” is darker, and just plain funnier than “Swingers,” although it won’t change mainstream culture and inspire any of the same “lounge music” craze that “Swingers” did.

The story is another fish-out-of-water tale, this time they’re pretending to be mobsters rather than swingers. Sean “Puffy” Combs does a barely passable job, and three “Sopranos” cast members was a bit excessive (as much as I love that show), but “Made” is convincing enough and very very funny.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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