Suicide Kings (1997)

“Guys, if I don’t bleed to death pretty soon, I’m gonna die of boredom. ” – Charlie Barret

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A group of socialites kidnap a mafia boss in order to get him t release the girlfriend of one of them who has an unpaid debt.

My Take on it –  Such a fun movie that works quite well due to the great cast.

The dialogue is very engaging and allows us to get an idea as to who each of these characters are and what their goals are while also keeping things so entertaining to watch as things progress.

The way that things play out is done well because of the way that they throw in so many twists and turns along the way that help keep things suspenseful and filled with tension as things move along.

The cast is superb with Denis Leary, Christopher Walken, Sean Patrick Flannery, Henry Thomas, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Brad Garrett, Nina Siemaszko, Johnny Galecki, Laura San Giacoma and Laura Harris all giving great performances with the complex roles they are each given.

Walken still stands out among them and is superb here (as usual) since he is able to be both fearful and sympathetic at the same time.

The story moves in such a way that things are never quite clear and this allows the mystery of the story to stay so engaging throughout.

The story unravels in a very clever way and works quite well in keeping you glued to your seat up until the credits roll.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – With the exception of the “Mickey Mantle” speech, Denis Leary improvised all of his dialogue. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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