Pawn Shop Chronicles

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"One small town pawn shop. One big time wild ride."
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 5.9  (12,035)
  • 26

Pawn Shop Chronicles is a 2013 comedy-crime thriller movie which revolves around a happening at a Louisiana's small-town pawn shop. Directed by Wayne Kramer, the film features an ensemble cast of actors like Paul Walker, Norman Reedus, Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser, Vincent D'Onofrio, Matt Dillon, and Thomas Jane. The plot ties together three different stories involving the customers who go to the pawn shop, their interactions with its employees, and the events that follow their dealings with the store.

The movie begins with a couple named Vernon (Lukas Haas) and Cynthia (Olivia Wilde) coming to the pawn shop, wanting to sell their shotgun. However, the store's owner, known as the Alabaster (Vincent D'Onofrio), is skeptical about the weapon's ownership and authenticity. When Cynthia gets offended by this accusation and storms out of the shop with Vernon, their story takes a violent turn, leading to a series of events that the pawn shop employees become implicated in, one way or another.

Next, we see a man named Raw Dog (Paul Walker), a meth addict, trying to pawn a ring, which he had stolen from his girlfriend (Ashley Greene). While he fails to get a good value for the ring, his interaction with the pawn shop clerk, played by Norman Reedus, brings up some unexpected turns of events. This leads Raw Dog to embark on a series of wild and hazardous activities with his eccentric friends, ending up in a dangerous game of Russian roulette.

In the third segment, Elijah Wood plays a socially awkward and introverted man, who is obsessed with a girl named Penelope (Jordana Brewster), who works at a nearby gas station. He tries to win her affection by buying and proposing to her with a ring from the Alabaster's pawn shop. However, things take a bizarre turn as he discovers the ring's previous owner, leading him on a strange and strange path of discovery.

As these three interconnected stories unfold, the characters become entwined in a final violent showdown about an elusive and valuable item that has just appeared in the pawn shop. This action-packed climax brings together all the diverse characters, each with their motives and plans, leading to a thrilling end, revealing the real reason why this particular item is so valuable and the game-changing implications of its ownership.

Pawn Shop Chronicles is an entertaining movie with an unpredictable storyline and a strong cast. Each segment has a unique flavor, yet the movie manages to give all of them equal attention by tying them together with an element of suspense and intrigue. It has a witty sense of humor that balances out the darker, more violent themes of the movie, keeping the audience hooked and engaged.

Paul Walker's performance as Raw Dog stands out in particular, as his character goes through a wide range of emotions and experiences throughout the film. Norman Reedus also does a great job in his role as the pawn shop clerk, providing comic relief while at the same time driving the storyline forward. Elijah Wood's socially awkward and repressed character is delightfully weird, bringing an air of unpredictability to the movie.

While the movie's underlying themes of addiction, violence, and obsession are grim, the movie manages to keep viewers entertained without compromising the integrity of the storyline. Pawn Shop Chronicles doesn't shy away from bold and outrageous storytelling, making it an engaging watch that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Pawn Shop Chronicles is a 2013 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 52 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 26.

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    5.9  (12,035)
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