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Love and a Bullet (Bilingual) [Import]
In the ruthless world of contract killing, the line between business and pleasure is one that should never be crossed. Music sensation TREACH (HBO's "Oz", Rapper) stars in the most explosive and intense thriller of the year - LOVE AND A BULLET. Also starring KENT MASTERS-KING (The Wash), FREEZ LUV (Baby Boy, Coyote Ugly), and WALTER JONES (Malcolm X, American Gun). Maleek "Ghost" Bishop (Treach) is a nasty, dangerous killing machine - a street animal loaded with rage and packing a hair-trigger temper that's primed to explode. As word of his prowess in the fine art of murder spreads, he finds himself recruited to join an elite band of professional hitmen. But when the big boss assigns him tokeep an eye on his super-sexy girlfriend, his loyalties are put to the ultimate test. Now, the bandof brothers that previously watched his back are eager to drive a bullet in it ... and the shooter becomes the target when the best of the worst come gunning for revenge.
Love and a Bullet has a sly satirical tone that lifts it above the common herd of would-be Quentin Tarantino movies. Rap star Treach plays Bishop, a hit man who declares, "The world is full of people that, quite frankly, we all could do without." But his rationalizations start to fall apart when he's assigned to kill a woman who, in his eyes, deserves to live. Plus, he suspects that his boss--who runs an elite team of assassins--may have killed Bishop's own lover, a beautiful government agent. Naturally it's all building up to a typical spectacle of over-the-top violence with some gratuitous skin along the way (including full-frontal nudity from the very buff leading man), but what makes Love and a Bullet work is that the filmmakers use its absurd reality to make sneaky comments about race relations and job satisfaction. --Bret Fetzer
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Its not just "influence" that you see, but out and out theft. From "Reservoir Dogs", opening ally walk, to "Goodfellas" cooking, gun selling, helocoptor watching sequence, these guys are caught red handed. but it works. It all hits as refreshing and some what new, although clearly falling into the Q.T. world.
You should also marvel at the fact that these guys made the whole thing for about 300,000. With that minimal budget, and (according to them) hurried shooting schedules, they have created a movie far superior to so many other boring action films. Compare this film to "Gone in Sixty Seconds, or BadBoys I&II, and you should be impressed.
As far as the acting goes, it's very good for an inexperienced (mostly) cast. I think Treach(the rapper) could have a real future in action films, he carries this one well with an almost constant running narrative, which is engaging and funny. Plus ladies he's willing to do full frontal. The scene chewing thief in this film however is Sam Scabber, as the "disgruntled, older, face like a fist) hitman. His performance will leave you wanting to see more of him.
All in all a fun action flick. Enjoy
Narratives in movies can really be hit or miss depending on the nature that they are told and their substance and relationship to the plot. With this film running just a hair over 80 minutes, the narrative enhances plot points and also serves as a background informational case study on characters introduced in the movie. The narrative never really interferes with the pace movie, and doesn't detract from any of the action sequences.
The action in this movie is primarily gunplay; however, Malik's character is adept in martial arts and has a particularly intense battle with one of the thugs towards the end of the film. Andre "Chyna" McCoy did some of the action stunt sequences and as usual his moves were fluid and concentrated.
The movie's tone is decisively urban with several of the jokes and innuendo being directed specifically towards a young black male audience. Most of the lead actors and actresses are black with the main crime boss being white. This leads to further racial stereotyping. What makes this movie palatable for a typical white guy to watch is the two simple facts that there are copious amounts of humor thrown in and the story is rather entertaining.
To add spice to the story Malik's character is a hit man with second thoughts about his final job. As his boss has asked him to either kill his (the bosses) girlfriend or wait for his call and leave her alive. He soon realizes that he has to make a choice, as he has feelings for this girl.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This movie was good. Worth watching. Worth buying. Decent acting and actors. The plot a little far fetched but still good. Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by candy91
I Had great expectations for this movie, but it wasn't even half of what I expected.
For the first the paste of the movie is way to fast, there is no time for thinking becouse... Read more
A HITMAN [TREACH] FALLS FOR HIS NEXT TARGET. THIS ACTION/COMEDY IS FUNNY AND ACTION PACKED. TREACH, WHO'S THE LEAD MC FOR NAUGHTY BY NATURE, DOES OK IN THIS MOVIE. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2004 by MICHAEL TAYLOR
I can't believe the other reviewers who said this is a good movie. I suspect Treach and his mom wrote some of the reviews. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2004
Okay, maybe this isn't a big budget action thriller, but it is definitely an action thriller. Trech and the rest of the cast don't let you down in this sexy, funny, action packed... Read morePublished on Dec 7 2002 by BIGTONE
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