Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Boondock Saints|
Actors: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco, Billy Connolly
Director: Troy Duffy
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Explore the harrowing world of The Boondock Saints as never before in this Unrated Special Edition! Digitally remastered for extraordinary picture quality and exploding in 5.1 EX Dolby Surround Sound, this definitive two-d... more »
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Jeanter T. (CypressCowboy) from CYPRESS, TX
Reviewed on 7/7/2011...
If you love shoot em up movies, this is it! Let your alter-ego gun-totin' self loose! Great action, smooth characters, and a fun plot to bring it all together.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Mark A. (metalmaniac777) from VERMONTVILLE, NY
Reviewed on 1/23/2011...
In this bloody crime thriller, Willem Dafoe plays a gay detective. Well, director Troy Duffy may very well be gay as well, since his love of Quentin Tarintino practically drips from every scene like morning drew dripping off a rose petal. That said, Duffy does a decent job of mimicking Tarinto's edgy dialogue and bursts of graphic violence, so this is definitely worth picking up if you're a fan of Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, etc.; in other words, if you're a Tarintino fan, you'll probably also be a Boondock Saints fan.
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jorge S. (jorgito2001) from WESLEY CHAPEL, FL
Reviewed on 4/14/2010...
Where has this movie been HIDING from me all this time? Fans of Quentin Tarantino movies should find EVERYTHING to like about it! its gritty, its violent, its bloody, its a bit over-the-top...I LOVED it! I haven't wanted to BE as cool as a character in a movie since I wanted to be GODZILLA when I was 5! Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus & Billy Connolly are just TOO cool for words as assassins! Check it out if you can!
7 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.
David L. from LOS ANGELES, CA
Reviewed on 1/10/2010...
This is a nice prelude to Boondock Saints II recently in theaters. It provides a bit more early detail on the brothers and is great fun.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
To everyone who made this movie into a cult hit, I hate you,
Tim Lieder | New York, NY | 08/10/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"And I hope you die.
That said, I don't know if I would have hated this movie quite so much if I didn't hear so many people praising it to the hills for so many years. Even in light of the director being a jerk and BS2 being so bad, I have heard that this is the most awesome Tarantino imitator movie ever. To be this cool, you have to watch Tarantino.
Instead, I got a superhero movie with two brogue spouting actors playing a couple of invincible crazed killers who mow down armies of mafia types. It starts with the Russians and then goes on to the Italians. Not sure why the Irish mobsters are allowed to live. Maybe there aren't any Irish mobsters. All the Irish stuff is straight out of the Lucky Charms commercials. The mobsters rarely get their accents down. The conceit of having Willem Dafoe reenact the crime scene after the fact in order to show the crime scene works at first but then gets repeated so often that you have to realize that it's a one trick pony directing this thing.
And there really is no reason for Dafoe to go in drag at the end beyond the homophobia of a director who thinks taht dudes in dresses is hilarious.
The story is idiotic and the dialogue is BS faith stuff. And here's where the movie really grates on my nerves. You know how Samuel Jackson in Pulp Fiction (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) says that the Bible verse he's been quoting was something that he just thought was some cold sh-- to say before popping a cap in some guy's a--? Well that scene works because it is at the center of this conflicted character who realizes that he has to completely reevaluate his life and that he's had the tools to repentence all along and he's been misusing them. In this movie, the prayers and the Bible quotes are simply ways for the screenwriter to fill up space when he runs out of variations on swear words.
Of course, I doubt anyone thinks that the guns and faith thing is serious. But still, this movie makes Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days (Left Behind No. 1) seem like Paradise Lost in comarison (full disclosure: I edited an anthology of Bible horror stories called She Nailed a Stake Through His Head: Tales of Biblical Terror because I have the same issues) and it's insulting to anyone that might take their religion seriously.
Basically, this movie is a revenge fantasy for white suburban teenagers who are scared of the inner city and want to think of themselves as tough because their pasty white ancestors were probably from Ireland (shake a family tree and an Irish woman falls out). It's about two boring idiots who kill a bunch of evil idiots and can't die or get hurt. It's very boring and very insulting and a waste of two hours."
A pseudo-Tarantino mess
Seb & Co | Edinburgh, UK | 09/24/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Very divisive film, as you can see from other ratings and comments. Personally, I hated it. Hackneyed moralizing, horrendous overacting (witness the horrorshow called `David Della Rocco') and an inexplicably high rating on Rotten Tomatoes (19%!) If you're hungover, depressed or even suicidal, avoid this tosh. You will end up twenty times worse. Or dead."