I love Hitmen and Assassins. If they are the main focus of the film, it's almost always awesome. I don't…
He never met a target he couldn't take. Until today.
Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer.
Mediocre all the way. A pretty ugly film to look at. With all the talent behind this it was very disappointing to say the least.
Generoso tiempo-pantalla para mostrar cómo ♂ golpea-humilla-intimida a ♀, más o menos como el 98% de lo que se ve en cine y tv (las llamo películas-plantilla: sólo le cambias los actores, los nombres de los personajes y los lugares, y la historia es la misma). Casi le cambio por el antipático y sobreactuado Joseph Gordon-Levitt, qué fastidio de tipo. Lo bueno es que Mickey Rourke lo mata pronto. Mickey ha comenzado a darme un miedo terrible, es una bestia de actor, en el mejor sentido del término. Se trata del mismo tipo capaz de llorar genuinamente por su chihuahueño. La estrellita es sólo por él.
I had never heard of this before, then I happened to see it in TV. Great cast. Really. I'm not a fan of Rourke, but he was very good in this. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in a different kind of role and he just nailed it.
Good story. Thrilling and tragic at the same time. Very enjoyable.
I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of this, much less seen this 2008 movie. On top of a cast boasting some of my favorite actors it was an Elmore Leonard story which guaranteed some truly memorable characters. He doesn’t disappoint with Rourke playing an aging amoral Indian hit man accompliced with a frenetic young hood (appropriately named Ricahrd Nix) in Leavitt who steals every scene, something he’s making a habit of. His complete ineptness as a wannabe bad guy is a great foil to Rouke’s cool deadliness. They spend the movie trying to hunt down and kill Jane and Lane. This was every bit as fun as most of the now painfully departed Leonard’s fare was. He’s going to be missed.
A lot better than the producers and actors and director think it was. Levitt and Rourke's performances make this one worthwhile.
Aside from Joseph Gordon-Levitt's stand out performance, there's not much to this mediocre thriller. While there were some other big names in the cast, no one else's performances were anything remarkable. The plot was fairly predictable with very few thrills and basically no suspense.
Mickey Rourke plays Armand "Blackbird" Degas a half Native American hitman who's in a bit of hot water with his employer after his previous job. Blackbird has a very concise set or rules that are set up in the opening scenes, get out fast and no witnesses. So one day he's unexpectedly held up by a wild gunslinger Richie Nix, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in one of his most despicable roles ever. Instead of killing him Bird inexplicably befriends him and helps him out on what he think is a job and that's when the guano hits the fan.
The best thing this film has going for it is it's cast, besides those who are mentioned it also has Diane…
I love how Cimino's Heaven's Gate, now on the Criterion Collection, was initially castrated, perhaps ruining his young though award-winning career, yet here's a movie loaded with names that was so bad it was apparently never even released and yet no bad press. No suspicion that just maybe Tarantino is finished, lost his edge. Sadly, this lack of bad publicity allowed him to birth unto the world another forgettable Django turd, though acclaimed by sheepish suburban minions with more money than taste...
Little Gordie Levitt
...and that guy with the squinched face from that MTV show 10+ years ago.
All still active and credible in modern Hollywood (RIP Elmore) because all of you turned a blind eye. However, now that I've mentioned Tarantino, it's your big chance to jump on this movie, love it to death, and ensure a Criterion Collection future for it in 10 years.
I'll never understand the hate for this film.
This was one of those movies, much like Trick 'r' Treat, that was advertised on some DVD and then never got released until years later where it went straight to video.
For being so universally unloved, the cast is killer. I, for one, tend to love anything with Thom Jane, plus you get a post-Brick/pre-Looper JGL who seems to be trying to find his footing as a character actor and just barely not quite making it. You can sorta see where he might've thought this was gonna be his version of Heath Ledger's Joker. Apparently the scenes with Johnny Knoxville were so bad that they were cut and the destroyed since there's no way to see them anywhere.
Pretty solid movie based on a more than solid book by Elmore Leonard, check it out if you liked the equally under-appreciated Kevin Bacon vehicle Death Sentence.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Pretty okay crime drama. It had some really nice shots in it. I liked Mickey Rourke in this, but Joseph Gordon Levitt was doing something really weird with his face. Anyway, this was nothing special.
- Leon: The Professional
- Grosse Pointe Blank
- Pulp Fiction
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- In Bruges
- The Tall T
- 3:10 to Yuma
- The Big Bounce
- The Moonshine War
Commended by critics for his gritty realism and strong dialogue, Elmore Leonard is an American novelist and screenwriter. His earliest…
- Body Snatchers
- Con Air
- Dawn of the Dead
- Devil's Pond
Films I own.