The Boondock Saints 1999

The Boondock Saints

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A juvenile, ugly movie that represents the worst tendencies of directors channeling Tarantino.

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Tired of the crime overrunning the streets of Boston, Irish Catholic twin brothers Conner (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus) are inspired by their faith to cleanse their hometown of evil with their own brand of zealous vigilante justice. As they hunt down and kill one notorious gangster after another, they become controversial folk heroes in the community. But Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe), an eccentric FBI agent, is fast closing in on their blood-soaked trail.

Cast & Crew

Willem Dafoe
Paul Smecker
Norman Reedus
Murphy MacManus
David Della Rocco
David Della 'Roc, Funny Man' Rocco
David Ferry
Detective Dolly
Brian Mahoney
Detective Duffy
Bob Marley
Detective Greenly
Carlo Rota
Yakavetta
Ron Jeremy
Vincenzo Lipazzi
Ashok Amritraj
Executive Producer
Don Carmody
Co-Executive Producer
Sarah Casper
Associate Producer
Mark McGarry
Co-Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Boondock Saints

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (21)

  • Satire or self-parody would be vastly preferable to the film's unironic endorsement of outlaw justice, but you'd be hard pressed to find anything resembling irony or subversiveness in this exercise in lovingly rendered ultra-violence.

    July 26, 2011 | Full Review…

    Nathan Rabin

    AV Club
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  • More interested in finding fresh ways to stage execution scenes than in finding meaning behind the human urge for self-appointed righting of wrongs, pic is stuffed with effects that have no lasting impact.

    May 9, 2008

    Robert Koehler

    Variety
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  • An enthralling gangster epic, a solid action film, and a jolting vigilante-justice crime caper.

    September 10, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • The Boondock Saints, on one level, is a really great direct-to-video cult film. Stylish, defiantly endearing, and even borderline iconic.

    April 10, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The Boondock Saints has ended up a cheap looking B-movie that's pretentious, derivative, and sorely lacking a sense of fun.

    April 25, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Duffy created an unapologetically bloody, brutal and bizarre action film

    October 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Boondock Saints

  • Jun 20, 2016
    A pair of Irish twins perform vigilante justice in Boston and are tracked by an FBI agent. This movie is pretty amazing. The script and dialogue are great and the action is incredible. Just the right amount of humor to compliment everything as well.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2016
    An overrated cult film
    Kameron W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2013
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  • Aug 07, 2013
    Boondock Saints opens with a cheesy montage about two Irish brothers, there aggressive work environment, and it almost seems putting feel good down your throat. I thought I was coming into a train wreck. Another thing I immediately noticed is the exaggeration and then drops of accents. This was especially done by the twins. I do enjoy Dafoe as usual, and I never would make such a great gay (and a drag). The film makes a statement on media, when the crowd frantically leaves the courtroom the reporters are up and running. You can often in school shorting cases, exploitation galore. I love the end interview with the credits, it shows two sides to interpretation of story, I'm on the innocent until proven guilty side.
    Daniel D Super Reviewer

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