The Boondock Saints (1999)


2 brothers kill other bad guys, all in the name of God.

Sensing a God-given mission to cleanse the earth of all evil, twin brothers Conner (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus) set out to rid Boston of crime. But instead of joining the police force, these Irish Americans decide to kick criminal butt their own way.

This is a very polarizing movie. It seems as though people either love it or they hate it. I have had a lot of my friends recommend this to me over the years. They were sure that I would enjoy it. I did more then I expected.

I can see why many people hated this film and some didn’t. I think most of the problems people are having with this movie is they’re mistaking its genre. This is an action/comedy movie not a drama. There was never any intention of making it a gritty crime drama or a mobesque movie.

The film has no brain whatsoever. There are scenes of just pure madness and insane without any reality, but in the end you don’t care cause its so fun.

The shooting scenes are amazingly stylized and are great in the way they are shown. The camera work for these scenes are great and done in such a way that they are easy to follow along with. Much of the script is very witty and darkly funny which some will take surprise to since it looks as if it were all just about drama. Its exciting and doesn’t keep you bored at all.

The best thing about the film is the message behind it which is pretty notifiable. The movie is a showing of the rise of crime and violence in our society. What happens when you are tired of seeing your neighborhood destroyed by crime? What happens when you hear one too many stories of horrible atrocities occurring in your streets? Most people either turn off the television or close the blinds and go on with their lives. But don’t we all have our breaking point and what will happen when society as a whole reaches it? The answer is the breakdown of law and order which is metaphorically handled very well at the end of the movie.

The film raises good questions and shows a lot of great stylized action but remove your brain before watching. The movie gets a lot of bad rep. but it is still a great watch.

9/10=Full Pricee!!!

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