There is one bullet wound special effect in this picture on the back of the head of a falling gangster. Maybe about 12 frames. Enjoy that special effect, because the rest of this picture is blood-free. Even though the lead gangsters shoot many people at point blank range, the shooters remain untainted. All of the gun fire is layered on with post-production compositing.
The granularity of the color grade filter they put on the entire movie is beyond amateurish. It looks like it was color graded by a pointillist in a Mt. Saint Helens ash cloud.
Surely gangsters have more going on in their minds than this. Firefight in a warehouse, argument over their resolve to kill the opposition. Firefight in the warehouse again, argument over their resolve. Firefight... etc. So tedious and repetitive, so clearly improvised by amateurs, so many arguments, so little variance in emotion, so little depth or complexity. So little surprise.
Classic rap music is the featured lead character in this piece, and its mind-numbing repetition on the theme of violence becomes almost funny. I never realized that rap lyrics say only one thing: "Here's a list of violent things."
This is a great movie to do your own subtitles to. "Hey, man. It's dark in here. I think my eyes are going." "No, man that's the way this movie is shot." "Can I borrow your glasses?" "Yeah, but I'm telling you, it's no better with glasses on."