Recommended by Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews
(Recommendation #27 of 30)
Number of Times Seen – 1 (28 May 2015)
Brief Synopsis – Twin brothers decide to take it upon themselves to start to get rid of the criminal element in Boston.
My Take on it – This movie is yet another example of a movie that I had never heard of before it was recommended to me for this series.
I had no idea what to ecpect and the first half of the movie thoroughly impressed me with its blend of humor and action that gives off the feeling that they don’t know which genre this movie should be perceived as belonging to.
The three main characters are all great and instead of a battle of wits between them, we are given complex puzzles for the police to solve in order to understand what is happening.
I loved how they showed us the crimes after we first see the aftermath in a unique way.
My main complaint is that this movie has too many contrived coincidences that hinder the believability of the story.
Bottom Line – Clever mivie that isn’t sure whether it wants to be serious or humorous and successfully transitions between both sides throughout the movie. Loved how crime scenes are visually recreated for us which adds to the entertainment factor. A few contrived coincidences in the plot hurt this a bit. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The woman that the priest refers to in the opening scene of the film, Catherine Genovese, was an actual person. She was raped and murdered by a serial rapist in 1964 outside her home in Queens while 38 eyewitnesses did nothing to save her. This apathetic bystander phenomenon is now referred to as the bystander effect or “Genovese Syndrome”, stemming from the inability to take action or to know whether action has already occurred. In both The Boondock Saints and the graphic novel Watchmen (2009), the story of Kitty Genovese inspires a vigilante to go to war against crime.(From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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