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Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi (2010)

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Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 0

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Two briefcases with mysterious contents are stolen from top Presidential candidate Squire Parks, setting off a deadly series of double-crosses and betrayals. Desperate warring factions of subterranean organizations will stop at nothing to gain possession of the sensitive material. A covert branch of the CIA calls on notorious black ops agent Stanley Cashay, who has been barely existing in a semi-comatose twilight since the murder of his wife. Cashay is offered the identity of his wife's killer

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (2)

Do you understand why I enjoyed Modus Oprandi? You don't. Millions agree with you.

October 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comment (1)
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Although the film is, by design, an unwatchable mess on one level and its one joke about 8 mm filmmaking would play better as a music video or a TV commercial, there's no denying the crazed dedication to detail.

September 10, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Bears a greater surface resemblance to the 1960s and '70s genre films to which it pays homage than Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse did.

September 10, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A handmade, endearingly disreputable valentine to no-budget, maximum-impact cinema, Modus Operandi is seriously seedy and truly inspired.

September 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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November 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Bright Lights Film Journal
Bright Lights Film Journal

Modus Operandi does fall too in love with its muses to avoid some of its experimental-cum-normative conventions.

September 13, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Shoots in too many directions to develop character or story.

September 10, 2010 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Modus Operandi

The CIA hires a retired, alcoholic agent to track down two stolen briefcases in return for the name of the man who killed his wife. A fake grindhouse movie with constant nudity, torture and gore and about a 5% admixture of surrealism. Always surprising, not overly jokey, and much smarter than most of its ilk, while still delivering the exploitation goods.
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