My Cousin Vinny

My Cousin Vinny

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Joe Pesci stars alongside Marisa Tomei (in an Oscar-winning performance) for this comedic legal drama about two young men who must rely on a lawyer cousin to get them out of a charge for a murder they did not commit. More

Two carefree pals travelling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his sixth try. When he arrives with his leather-clad girlfriend, to try his first case, it's a real shock - for him and the Deep South.

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1992Rating: R120 minsUSAPalo Vista Productions, Peter V. Miller Investment Corp., 20th Century Fox, Dale Launer Production
Comedy

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My Cousin Vinny | Reviews

87%60 reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

I didn't get much involved in it, and yet individual moments and some of the performances were very funny.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film has a secure and sophisticated sense of what makes farce so delicious...

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Independent

Independent

My Cousin Vinny slumps badly as the courtroom scenes drag on; but when Tomei is on screen, even the jury wakes up.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Given the temptations to goof it up, Pesci’s performance in My Cousin Vinny... is something of a triumph.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

At nearly two hours, the pesce-out-of-water gags drag.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's a small, surprisingly gentle affair, prone to fits and starts, but fun.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Pesci manages to pull this uneven farce out of the doldrums...

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Nothing makes a moviegoer feel more isolated than sitting stony-faced through a comedy that makes the rest of the audience laugh and cheer.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Vinny is a winning character and Pesci’s performance as the beleaguered litigant is terrific...

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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

The energy of the performances is so palpable that even at its silliest and most contrived, the film is enjoyable.

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My Cousin Vinny | Release Details

My Cousin Vinny is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Disney+.