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Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Jul 2019)
Brief Synopsis – After being suspended for excessive force, two police detectives decide to steal of fortune of gold bullion from a group of very dangerous and violent criminals.
My Take on it – This is a film that I have been interested in seeing for the past few months solely due to the fact that it stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn, but its run time of over 2 and a half hours has deterred me time and again.
Unfortunately, the film is terrible and takes too much time to even get to its point and then dragged things along (across concrete???) to torture us even more.
The story is overly long and has too many plot holes that it looks like a sieve.
It moves along painfully at a really slow pace and is a real chore to get through.
Both Vaughn and Gibson gives less than spectacular performances here which is a shame since they both have it in them to give us great performances.
The story is filled with lots of holes that make it all seem very chaotic and unorganized because it moves from extreme to extreme without real continuity along the way.
The dialogue is atrocious and makes the viewer laugh because it makes so little sense and is quite often extremely silly.
Bottom Line – Terrible film that drags on for much too long and actually makes the viewer feel as if they are truly being dragged across concrete the entire time. Vaughn and Gibson both give very lackluster performances here and this feels more like a grab for a quick salary than a way to tell an engaging and interesting story. The story is filled with far too many plot holes that make this thing feel like it is riddled with holes just like Swiss cheese. The dialogue is quite humorous because it comes across as being too silly the whole time and makes so little sense along the way.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Vince Vaughn, while working with Mel Gibson on Hacksaw Ridge, showed Gibson the screenplay for this film, and talked-up writer/director S. Craig Zahler and his vision. Gibson was responsive to the material and agreed to star immediately. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)
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