Saturday, March 27, 2010

Killshot (2009) R - 3½ Stars

I thought this movie had the potential to be so much better as it has a great cast with good acting but somehow the story gets boring, dragging on. It has decent suspense and action and Rourke's character, though not terribly exciting, seems capable of murder. It just looks a lot better in the previews.

Carmen Colson (Diane Lane), is a real estate agent and her husband Wayne (Thomas Jane), is at her office. But their break is interrupted when two mafia hit men, Armand "Blackbird" Degas (Mickey Rourke), and his psychotic partner Richie (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), walk into the store killing a man and wounding her husband. Carmen is able to shut the door on the mobsters and gets a clear look at Degas's face. When she is asked to testify against him, the Witness Protection Program relocates the couple to a safer location. But these men are professionals and will find a way to track Carmen down before she can point her finger. Also co-starring (Rosario Dawson), as Donna.

MGM Distribution Company, The Weinstein Company
Director: John Madden
Writer: Hossein Amini
Producers: John Madden, Richard N. Gladstein, Lawrence Bender
I viewed 12/09

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