Genre Grandeur – The Boondock Saints (1999) – Ten Stars or Less


For this month’s final review for Genre Grandeur – Boston Films, here’s a review of The Boondock Saints (1999) by Ryan of Ten Stars or Less

Thanks again to Ryan of Ten Stars or Less for choosing this month’s genre. (and for sending in 11 reviews!)

In case you missed any of this month’s reviews, here’s a recap:

  1. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1974) – Ryan
  2. Free Fire (2016) – Darren
  3. Monument Ave (1998) – Ryan
  4. The Town (2010) – Catherine
  5. The Heat (2013) – Ryan
  6. Black Mass (2014) – Keith
  7. 21 (2008) –  Ryan
  8. Legally Blonde (2001) – Ghezal
  9. Legally Blonde (2001) – Ryan
  10. The Departed (2006) – Kira
  11. The Departed (2006) – Damien
  12. The Departed (2006) – Sean
  13. Next Stop Wonderland (1998) – Ryan
  14. Fever Pitch (2005) – Rob
  15. Infinite Polar Bear (2014) – Ryan
  16. Patriots Day (2016) – Rob
  17. Patriots Day (2016) – Al
  18. Patriots Day (2016) – Keith
  19. Spotlight (2015) – Rob
  20. Shutter Island (2010) – Ryan
  21. The Brinks Job (1978) – Ryan
  22. The Verdict (1982) – Ryan
  23. The Boondock Saints (1999) – Ryan

In addition, I watched and reviewed 4 movies for my companion series Genre Guesstimation.  Unfortunately, none of them will now be considered among my favorites of the genre.

  1. Witness Protection (1999)
  2. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1974)
  3. The Edge of Darkness (2010)
  4. With Honors (1994)

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Vern of the Video Vortex. We will be reviewing our favorite Graphic Novels that have been adapted for the screen.

The one caveat is that it has to be based on a book that has been published.

Example The Killing Joke would be acceptable because it’s based on an actual graphic novel.  The Dark Knight would not because it’s based on characters and there was no book before the movie.

Here is what appears to be the official/unofficial list of film adaptations of Graphic Novels

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/5201.Best_Graphic_Novels_Made_Into_Movies

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of May by sending them to Vernsworld@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Vern!

Let’s see what Ryan thought of this movie:

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Boondock Saints Review
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7/10

It has been almost a decade since I last seen this film, one I never cared for. Fast forward to last week and I will admit my opinion has changed. William Dafoe steals the show as detective trying to figure out why some crazy stuff is going down and will have you laughing every time he’s on-screen. The Saints are on a mission from God and will stop at nothing until the river is flowing with more blood than water. This film has become cult classic because of how unique this over the top story actually is. It may have taken me a little while, but now I fully understand and appreciate why it is popular.

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