Friday, January 30, 2009

Righteous Kill (2008) R - 3½ Stars

The movie starts out a little slow for me but it sure ends a way I did not expect. DeNiro and Pacino have their way of playing characters with that mysterious touch into the dark side. Both give great performances where you're just not sure who's the good and the bad guy. The movie is not as good as I was hoping it would be with such big named header, but I did still enjoy it a DeNiro and Pacino can hold up on their own.

"Turk" (Robert De Niro), and "Rooster" (Al Pacino) are police detectives in New York and have worked together, as partners taking down the bad guys, for over 30 years. When a new set of murders start happening, they both agree this new "serial killer" targeting scumbags, should be thanked for getting the creeps off the street. But with each new murder, a four line poem is left, as if to justify the killing. Turk and Rooster have worked cases like this in the past and when it's determined the force has a vigilante on their team, the two go to great lengths to protect each others backs. Also starring, Det. Ted Riley (Donnie Wahlberg), Det. Simon Perez (John Leguizamo), and Spider (50 Cent).

Overture Films
Director: Jon Avnet
Writer: Russell Gewirtz
Producers: Avi Lerner, Lati Grobman, Jon Avnet
I viewed 1/09

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