zaterdag 23 mei 2009

Righteous Kill

Oh dear, what went wrong here. After being together on the same set of 2 major landmarks ('Heat' and 'The Godfather part 2'), Pacino and De Niro star in what must be the disappointment of the year. A lacklustre thriller, a weak plot, some average acting, no suspense and a very predictable end...that is all they have to show for it. Sure, director Jon Avnet is to blame (he was also responsible for Richard Gere's weak thriller Red Corner. But still, when you have such good actors, you need to give them something more than a predictable script.

A missed opportunity, i'm afraid.

Quote from Righteous Kill

Turk: You don't become a cop because you want to serve and protect. You join the force because they let you carry a gun and a badge. You do it because you get respect.

Turk and Rooster, two aging NYPD detectives who have been longtime partners are faced with a serial killer who is murdering sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues, and when they start working with a younger team, Perez and Riley, tensions between the pairs of partners is inevitable, especially since Turk is now living with Perez's ex-girlfriend, also a homicide detective

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