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:
- The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1974) – Ryan
- Free Fire (2016) – Darren
- Monument Ave (1998) – Ryan
- The Town (2010) – Catherine
- The Heat (2013) – Ryan
- Black Mass (2014) – Keith
- 21 (2008) – Ryan
- Legally Blonde (2001) – Ghezal
- Legally Blonde (2001) – Ryan
- The Departed (2006) – Kira
- The Departed (2006) – Damien
- The Departed (2006) – Sean
- Next Stop Wonderland (1998) – Ryan
- Fever Pitch (2005) – Rob
- Infinite Polar Bear (2014) – Ryan
- Patriots Day (2016) – Rob
- Patriots Day (2016) – Al
- Patriots Day (2016) – Keith
- Spotlight (2015) – Rob
- Shutter Island (2010) – Ryan
- The Brinks Job (1978) – Ryan
- The Verdict (1982) – Ryan
- 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.
- Witness Protection (1999)
- The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1974)
- The Edge of Darkness (2010)
- 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
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:
Boondock Saints Review
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.