#649 Crackers (1984)

A loose remake of an italian movie Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958), Crackers at first has the look and feel of a movie that’s going to be a tiresome movie with some relationship drama and comedic but dull insights about adult life and unemployment.

Instead, what we have here is a pretty snappy caper comedy about five dimwits planning to rob their friend’s pawn shop. The characters are well fleshed out caricatures that feel like they’ve started writing themselves in the manuscript phase and they compliment each other in a believable fashion.

Crackers is a positive experience that much to my surprise even managed to stir up some actual laughworthy moments.

80s-o-meter: 65%

Total: 81%