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Boondock Saints (Unrated Special Edition)

A movie directed by Troy Duffy

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Live From The Boondocks

  • Feb 18, 2008
Rating:
+4
It's a great feeling when you rent a movie that it was actually worth getting. Especially when you find one that is completely under the radar. After countless times of seeing this movie on the shelf and on TV, I finally tell myself to watch it. Of course when I decide to watch it, it completely disappears from the TV stations so I have to spend a few bucks.


Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus play fraternal twins Connor and McManus. While having a drink at the local bar the two and a few buddies run into some problems. Apparently, the bars owner is being forced by the Russian mob to sell the property. When the mob comes to have a chat they soon find that the brothers aren't heaving it. They ask the men to leave nicely but they refuse to go and start a fight. Next thing you know two bodies show up outback of the bar. After some thought and a few more bodies the two think of an idea. They get their guns and become vigilantes. They are going after every corrupt and villainous man in Boston.


With the help of their buddy who was a package boy for the Italian mob they plan to bring down everyone. "The Boondock saints" is certainly not hard to throw a five star rating on. I'll get to all the good stuff first. The overall feel of the movie is amazing, the pacing and camera work are very well done. I believe the script could've been a tad bit better but it still works. Flannery and Reedus were both on point but what made the movie better was that they had a great supporting cast. William Dafoe was sick as agent Smecker and I don't think anyone else could've played him that well.


The chemistry between the actors completes the film. Because they seem like they are truly these characters it gives the movie that extra bit of realness. If anything I didn't like the way some scenes were filmed. When it came time for the action scenes, the action sounds went completely away. It was replaced with music, which may be okay for some but not me. It's nothing to take a star away for but it's just my personal preference. I like the feeling and rush you get when you hear the explosions and shootouts. What more can I say? The movie is on point and even better it has a sequel coming soon. Also, the picture is sound quality were awesome on this improved DVD and it is well worth it.

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Charismatic young stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus play two Irish brothers, Connor and Murphy, who believe themselves ordained by God to rid the world of evil men. Their first killing is in self-defense; but after that, they start killing with devotion, gunning down a summit of the Russian mafia. Willem Dafoe plays a gay FBI agent (he listens to opera while examining crime scenes) who knows what the boys are doing but feels that their vigilante tactics are necessary. There's not much plot toThe Boondock Saints--it's mostly a series of violent scenes in which the boys are partially ingenious and partially lucky. The movie seems to want to provoke debate about vigilantism, but the scenario is too implausible to stir any real controversy. The peculiar mix of earnestness and machismo will not appeal to everyone, but it's certainly unique and may acquire a cult following.--Bret Fetzer
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Director: Troy Duffy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
DVD Release Date: May 23, 2006
Runtime: 108 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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