to me this movie was tolerable. the subject matter was extremely powerful and tongue in cheek, but Troy Duffy never went past the idea itself. this film could have had so much more to it (ethically and morally), but instead it opted out for a nonsensical, violent plot that at times was confusing to understand. the characters were probably the best part; Willem Dafoe was hilarious and Reedus/Flanery were great as the assassins, but there were times where even these characters were susceptible to lame actions (ex: the scene in the ducts, the "joke" scare after they killed those nine men in the hotel, and some silliness from Dafoe that made me bow my head in shame). overall i cannot say whether i actually enjoyed this film because it was too ridiculous to follow, yet no one can complain about the idea of hit-men working in the name of God. a true cult film in which only little bits of it were enjoyable. this film would have been wonderful if Tarantino or Rodriguez took the reigns, but with Duffy, it became an embarrassment. there were just too many issues with it for me to look past them and enjoy the story.