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Boondock Saints (Widescreen) [Import]
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WHAT IS BOONDOCK SAINTS? WELL, IS THE STORY OF THE MACMANUS BROTHERS, A PAIR OF GOOD IRISH BOYS WHO BELIEVE THVE SEEN A VISION AND HAVE BEEN TOLD TO ACT AS AVENGING ANGELS, CLEANING UP THE STREETS AND RIDDING THE EARTH OF ITS MOST DESPICABLE SCUM BAGS.HOT ON THEIR TRAIL IS BRILLIANT FBI INVESTIGATOR PAUL SMECKER.
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 to The 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 FetzerSee all Product Description
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The acting is great on all parts, but Willem Dafoe is clearly the star of this movie. If you thought you were a fan before, you will fall head-over-heels in love with Dafoe in this role. His portrail of a gay, and very intellegent cop is both believeable and entertaining at the same time.
In terms of style, Boondock Saints is surprisingly well filmed, and concieved. For instance, they never show the crimes as the saints commit them, they're showed as Dafoe unravels them from the crime scene. Towards the end, in a moment of conceptual genuis, Dafoe apperes next to the saints, them actually shooting, Dafoe reinacting the scene for co workers.
Boondock Saints is sure to surprise audiences at how widly well recieved it is sure to be. After a few more viewings, i could see this becoming one of my favorite movies.
I really liked this movie because of the good story and the amusing characters/ dialogue not to mention the unbelievable action sequences. It truly does use all of the stereotypes of the traditional action movie to its advantage by making fun of them yet at the same time performing them. The two-narrator style works very well as well and I think that the whole thing is a blast because of it. The characters rule! The action is awesome! And I spent 25 bucks for the DVD willingly. Years later and I do not regret my purchase in the least. I would definitely say that this is a must own movie.
The movie takes a very interesting and deliberate view of following ones personal interpretation of religious belief, to the nth degree, as well as taking a very well aimed pot shot at the flaws in our legal system. It doesn't provide pat answers, which I felt worked well (We are a civilized society, but how do you best deal with the uncivilized).
In terms of movie enjoyment...gotta say it's also a fun movie while it gives you meaty subject matter to chew on. I've never seen a movie where a toilet was used as a murder weapon; Ron Jeremy in a non-porn, porn role ( bit of great casting, BTW); and the worlds WORST attempt at cleaning up a crime scene (if you are particularly observant, notice what they used to cover up part of the mess. Absolutely priceless!) are just a few of the inventive ingredients thrown into this story.
The result is a terrific film you will not be sorry you watched.
Before I watched this film, I was very skeptical because the movie came straight to video. However, "Boondock Saints" turned out to be one of the best films I have ever seen. If I had to describe the film, I would classify it as a modern day morality tale that is driven by vengenance and determination. The film features an outstanding mix of comedy and intense action. There are moments in the film when you will be laughing your head off. The dialogue in this film is first rate. There are other moments in the film however, where you will be shocked at the countless violence. The shoot out scenes are extremely well done. Perhaps one of the best things about the film, is the creativity that the McManus brothers use for some of their kills. The performances given in this film are suprisingly good!! Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus are outstanding as the McManus brothers. However, the best performance of the movie hands down goes to Willem Dafoe as Paul Smecker.Read more ›
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Kick ass movie with a hell of a plot. Can't wait to watch this gem over and over.Published 2 months ago by Matthew Fleming