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Film Review: ‘7 Chinese Brothers’

Jason Schwartzman and Arrow

I wonder whether Jason Schwartzman will have the career vault that Johnny Depp and Robert Downey, Jr., had—whether years of being glorious in non-mainstream roles will suddenly make Hollywood (and the audience) decide that Yes, we always loved this actor and now we want to see more of him because he’s our guy, somehow, right at this moment. Perhaps you’re thinking Schwartzman is too odd and smart and non-traditional for a Pirates of the Caribbean or Iron Man, and he wouldn’t want that kind of thing anyway. Of course, you might have said that about Depp and Downey in the era of Dead Man and Air America.

7 Chinese Brothers is one of those movies that demonstrate Schwartzman’s unique value onscreen.

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