Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Movie Review of Righteous Kill

The Righteous Kill - 5/10
Directed by Jon Avnet
Cast - Robert De Niro,Al Pacino,Donnie Wahlberg,John Leguiziamo

Plot Summary
Two veteran New York City detectives (De Niro and Pacino) work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?

The last time these 2 acting legends did a movie together was Heat which was a bloody brilliant movie directed by a very good director called Micheal Mann.Righteous Kill on the other hand is pretty much shit.The saving grace for this movie is Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.Jon Avnet is fast becoming one of my top 5 shit directors.I totally hated 88 minutes which was a straight to video release by the way and sadly Al Pacino acted in that.So when I first heard that Pacino and De Niro were going to act in a movie together,I was fucking excited then i found out the director is none other than this prick,I somehow knew it was gonna be a shit movie. And to make matters worse,you also have that lowlife scumfuck,Curtis Jackson aka 50 cents.motherfucker cant act(that we all know) and the irritating thing about that fuckhead is he keeps mumbling his lines,its bad enough he mumbles his songs.Casting John Leguiziamo and Donnie Wahlberg was a good choice but underutilizing them was just plain stupid.
From the first 5 mins of the movie you will know who the killer is,and its so fucking obvious that you dont have to be a genius to figure it out.If you have watched Heat before,then think of it as a role reversal and you will know.
The editing for this movie is very badly done.The way some scenes were being cut,it was very obvious. Direction is rubbish.Jon Avnet can fuck off and die.
Plot and storyline wasn't very good but the script was alright.If Al Pacino and Robert De Niro wasn't in this movie,no one including me would have given a shit.

Dont bother watching this in the cnema.Wait for the dvd release.

Best Quote

Turk: Most people respect the badge. Everyone respects the gun.

Recommended movies by the director
Fried Green Tomoatoes
The War

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