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Righteous Kill

5 Ratings: 2.8
A movie directed by Jon Avnet
3 reviews about Righteous Kill
review by . May 03, 2009
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Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro play two long-time NYC detectives who have been partners for years. DeNiro's Turk has a hair-trigger temper and definite issues with anger management. He's counterbalanced by Pacino's Rooster who's an easygoing, funloving guy. Both are tracking a serial killer who's murdering criminals who have not been convicted due to technicality glitches. The investigation points to a cop (this brought up by Rooster) which Turk adamantly refuses to believe. Brian Dennehy (another …
review by . March 17, 2009
I can recall seeing previews for this movie and thinking that I couldn't wait to see it. After all it has Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino, how could it be a bad movie. Well the trend for movies now is that they are in the theater for five days before being pulled, so I never got a chance to see "Righteous Kill". Then the DVD came out and it was bought for me by my girlfriend.    Before I put the movie into my DVD player I recall all the negative praise I heard about this movie. Many …
review by . January 11, 2009
The trail of good cop/bad cop films grows longer as does the fascination with Serial Killers (witness the success of the excellent television series DEXTER where killing of 'people who deserve to die' is condoned). RIGHTEOUS KILL is a good story with problems: the script is wrinkled with aphorisms, the direction allows the dialogue to overlap so often that subtitles are required to keep the viewer alert as to what is happening, and the music score too often drowns out what could be heard of the …
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