Righteous Kill Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
A murky, muddled, miserable mess, Righteous Kill spends 101 minutes failing to achieve what Heat managed in just six.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
The worst about Righteous Kill is that there's probably a perfectly acceptable procedural thriller somewhere in the mountain of cliches and stupidity that riddle the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 1, 2009
Imagine this conversation: A phone call between actor Bob De Niro and director Marty Scorsese. Bobby: Hello, Marty. I've been calling and texting, but you never answer. (Silence) Bobby: I'm talking to you. Are you talkin' to me? Are you talkin' to me?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 20, 2009
As far as bad movies go, Righteous Kill is something of a zenith.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
January 11, 2009
Pacino. DeNiro. Armed and dangerous. In a cop drama. In NYC. Together. Written by the writer of Inside Man. Sounds great, doesn't it? Well, what could've gone so wrong?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
December 9, 2008
This thriller by Jon Avnet is mostly by the numbers, and its surprise ending, though effective, feels somewhat forced.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 26, 2008
...the phrase phoning-it-in was practically invented for Pacino and De Niro's work here...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 12, 2008
Russell Gewirtz's script is built around a trick, one that is simultaneously too clever by half and not clever at all (which itself is quite a trick).
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
November 5, 2008
Nearly everything about this film is a cliché.
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Jason Matloff
Boston Globe
October 18, 2008
Say it ain't so, Bobby and Al.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
There's nothing righteous about this tired and tiresome good cop/bad cop NYPD procedural from Avnet; in fact, it's pretty much an abomination from the get-go.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 18, 2008
So somebody finally got De Niro and Pacino to co-star in a movie together and this is the best they could come up with?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 18, 2008
A derivative and increasingly silly crime thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 18, 2008
The movie, which has more than 10 credited producers, feels like one of those slick, for-the-money projects Hollywood studios cook up via graph charts and marketing surveys.
| Original Score: 2/4
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
October 18, 2008
Seeing Robert De Niro and Al Pacino circling the thin line between cop and criminal paints a giant grin on the face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 18, 2008
There's nothing righteous to be found here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
October 12, 2008
Direct Avnet is just plain terrible, and screenwriter Russell Gewirtz (Inside Man) should be ashamed of himself.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
October 10, 2008
Teria sido melhor se eles tivessem seguido o exemplo de Paul Newman e Robert Redford e interrompido a parceria enquanto esta ainda era trazia um histórico impecável.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
October 8, 2008
Moviegoers that haven't seen alot of cop mysteries will probably like it. I have seen too many of them so it was very unoriginal and just silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
September 29, 2008
It's good to see the two great actors of their generation back together in Righteous Kill. Frankly, though, although a few sparks of fire at times, the heat has subsided significantly.
| Original Score: 3/4
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