Welcome to disorganised crime. Bobby (Favreau) is a would-be boxer who just wants to settle down with his stripper girlfriend (Famke Janssen). His lifelong pal Ricky (Vaughn) is a small-time hustler who dreams of being a mafia hotshot.
So when mob boss Max (Peter Falk) offers the two buddies temporary work as out-of-town mafia “muscle”, the two friends head for New York where Ricky's delusions of gangster grandeur plunge them both into the Big Apple's seductive underworld of stretch limos, fast women and pricey nightclubs. But when Ricky's bumbling attempts to look like a ‘made’ man ignite a dangerous confrontation with a rival gang lord, it becomes apparent that for these not-so-goodfellas, crime definitely doesn't pay and it could end up costing them big time!
- " Vaughn hits the bullseye as a strident, volatile jerk who can't keep his mouth shut. You never really like him, but you can't wait to see what he'll do next – his missteps and offenses are so unbelievable you wince, but you can't look away. " – Stacie Hougland
- " Well-written and well-acted, though your enjoyment will largely depend on how high your Vince Vaughn tolerance level is. " – Matthew Turner
- " The script is nicely seasoned with jokes and surprise twists (right up to a contrived sentimental ending), and the two lead actors plunge into their roles with contagious enthusiasm. " – Margaret A. McGurk