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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.
An average movie at best...as we get a tale of good vs bad. On the bad side we get Mickey Rourke who plays an Indian hitman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt who plays a crazed bank robber who adds killer to his resume during the course of the movie. On the good side we get Diane Lane and Thomas Jane as a couple who are separated and on their way to divorcing. Fate puts these 4 people together. Rourke's character is supposed to be a career expert killer....yet the way he goes about his business makes you wonder how he survived so many years...as he makes mistake after mistake.
The highlight of the movie...and the reason I watched this movie....is the acting…
Fairly entertaining action thriller, Killshot boasts a varied cast of talented names and an entertaining story. But it has been done before, and better, however this is enjoyable viewing if you enjoy a tense, thriller that is entertaining, even if it doesn’t add anything new to the genre. Killshot is not great, but I enjoyed it for what it is, an hour and a half thrills and with a good enough story to keep you entertained, it’s worth seeing if you’re interested in the genre. What makes the film interesting is the cat and mouse game being played throughout the film. Mickey Rourke is perfect for the part, and he does play a good on-screen villain. Even if the film…
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.
How can a movie with this many good actors in it be this bad!
Football legend John Madden comes out of retirement and makes a film starring Mickey Rourke as an American Indian hit man.
A very ugly film. Hard to watch, harder to enjoy. Exquisitely dull with a rote storyline and cringey sad characters. Each scene is callous and vacuous and everyone in it is insufferable. It's a swiss cheese of paper thing motivations and plotholes like potholes. I get that it was test screened and cut to shit and shelved and all sorts of sad things but the result doesn't promise anything except the utter waste of talent on hand the the butchery of some Elmore Leonard. It's a director's nightmare - to make a boring film that's almost, almost good. But isn't. It's been forgotten, and rightfully so.
one word : Elmore Leonard. those who have finished an E.L. novel will
understand both how much and how little that implies. Diane Lane, Thomas
Jane, Rosario Dawson and my beloved Joseph Gordon-Levitt each get
cornholed with one dimensional characters. Mickey Rourke carries what
there is to carry, which is some but not enough to write home about.
hmmm. just realized there were a total of 52 seconds of action in
this movie. approximately.
This was such a puzzling film. Like how did they get such great actors to do such a B movie level film, and why did some of them give such bad performances???
Rourke is the only one that seemed to actually give a damn about showing up to act in this thing. Lane and Jane give pretty blah performances, pretty much looking like they just showed up for the paycheck.
Gordon-Levitt is awful here. Over the top and you want to see someone put a bullet in his head to shut him up the very first second he shows up onscreen.
Holbrook is pretty much a wasted cameo, and Dawson is just wasted in a role to basically just walk…
This was an accidental watch. I bought a bunch of DVDs for less than a $1, one that I bought was a Whoopi Goldberg movie where she plays billiards to save her daughter or something, it was called ‘Kiss Shot’. I took the DVD out of the case, put it in, and it was this. When it started with Mickey Rourke and a few assassinations, I thought “well maybe this could lead to pool hustling”, but nope, the title came up after a few minutes, ‘KILLSHOT’. I figured I’ll watch it anyway. And, well…
“Don’t hang around. Don’t get interested. And don’t make mistakes.”
That’s some good advice given by Bird when it comes to watching shit like this. I shouldn’t have hung around, I never did get interested, but it was a mistake watching this. I guess the only moral I could gather from this story is: don’t drag things out for too long.
An Elmore Leonard ripper that feels fifteen years older than it actually is. Rourke is a walking caricature so Gordon-Levitt modulates his performance to match. I needed that.
A movie that was plagued with production problems thanks to the brothers named Weinstein what should have been a decent action thriller turned to be a "checking the clock" every 5 minutes to see how much longer the film is. 1 hour and 29 minutes of cliché after cliché, the only two performances that I can give kudos to are Thomas Jane and Diane Lane.
Killshot should have had its day in court theatrically. It was a property that had been in the works for many years dating back to the mid-90s with the Weinsteins and nearly being made with a very intriguing pairing of De Niro in what is now Mickey Rourke's part of Blackbird and Quentin Tarantino in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's part of Richie Nix. And now, several years later, it comes to us direct to DVD (if it had a theatrical release I certainly missed it somehow), and considering its presentation as such, without any special features (out of shame or just not being able to get anyone for comment?) it's not that bad. At least, not as bad as one might expect,…
The exceptional cast make it worthwhile, just. Dull adaptation of a novel by an awesome novelist, vague hints of style and the odd burst of interest but no real intensity or humour. Tarantino did a great version of a Leonard novel, and Soderberg an even better one, maybe they could've done something with this story, but Madden's attempt is just flat. Even Striptease is more interesting than this.
Entertaining by-the-numbers thriller...
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