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Robert De Niro, Al Pacino together again … So?


deniropacino.jpgHollywood heavyweights Robert De Niro and Al Pacino reunited on the red carpet in New York Wednesday night for the premiere of their new crime thriller “Righteous Kill” — their first film together since making 1995′s “Heat.”

The movie also stars Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent, and Donnie Walhberg, whose album with reunited boy band New Kids On The Block debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts this week. Likewise, De Niro and Pacino will hope to turn in a good number at weekend box offices.

While the stars celebrated after the premiere at a swank party at New York City’s Terminal 5 venue, they may not be smiling now. Many early reviews of the film, which stars De Niro, 65, and Pacino, 68, as two detectives on the trail of a serial killer and opens in theaters on Friday, have not been kind.

Alonso Duralde, MSNBC film critic, wrote “the movie is so dreadfully by-the-numbers and predictable that comparing it to a TV cop show would be an insult to TV cop shows” and that De Niro and Pacino are “ridiculously overqualified” for it.