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Poolman tells the story of Darren Barrenman (Chris Pine), a native Los Angeleno who spends his days looking after the pool of the Tahitian Tiki apartment block and fighting to make his hometown a better place to live. When he is tasked by a femme fatale to uncover the truth behind a shady business deal, Darren enlists the help of his friends to take on a corrupt politician and a greedy land developer. His investigation reveals a hidden truth about his beloved city and himself.


  • Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • Chris Pine
  • Danny DeVito
  • Annette Bening
  • Ray Wise
  • DeWanda Wise
  • Juliet Mills
  • Hollis W. Chambers
  • Evan Shafran
  • Ren Burttet

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Sep 25, 2023

I take no vicious pleasure in saying that Poolman, a movie that Pine co-wrote, directed, and stars in, is not only the worst film I saw during the fall festival season but would likely be one of the worst films in any year it came out.

Metacritic review by Owen Gleiberman
Owen Gleiberman
Sep 22, 2023

Poolman is an unfunny spoof of neo-noir thrillers with hazy direction, even messier storytelling, and unbearable dialogue.

Patrice Witherspoon
Screen Rant
Sep 14, 2023

While Pine is undeniably a charismatic actor, that likability can only generate so much audience good will in a production overstuffed with cartoonish caricatures lacking any sort of deeper connective tissue.

Metacritic review by Michael Rechtshaffen
Michael Rechtshaffen
The Hollywood Reporter