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Charlie Sheen kills in Chicago after Detroit disaster

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: From boos to cheers … overnight!

So goes Charlie Sheen’s “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option” tour which changed its format after a disastrous starts in Detroit and ended up slaying a sold-out Chicago crowd.

“Best time ever!” Sheen reportedly summed up after the show, according to THR, when he received a standing ovation.

Sheen started the Chicago show off with a Q-and-A, giving the actor plenty of opportunities to drop his famous catchphrases and slam his former bosses at “Two and a Half Men.”

“I made $5 billion for those a–holes and then they fired me. If I made $10 billion, they would have killed me in front of my family,” Sheen said.

Not everyone was amazed, though. Entertainment critic and journalist Richard Roeper Tweeted mid-show, “We are about 45 minutes into this. Whatever you’re doing right now, including sleeping, it’s probably more engaging than this.”

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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