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The Boondock Saints Reviews

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 7, 2013
Willem Dafoe's portrayal of the conflicted homosexual FBI agent is overacted to such an extent that it is hilarious, amazing and entertaining. His is an unforgettable character.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
July 26, 2011
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
Duffy's models are clearly snarky, ultraviolent Tarantino-esque crime pictures, but this movie's cleverness is never quite on a par with its bloodlust.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 17, 2010
An embarrassing waste of time, and nothing even resembling the guiltiest of guilty pleasures...
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 23, 2009
[A] dim-witted, aesthetically clunky Tarantino clone.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
March 15, 2009
It's one thing to make a film that's violent and profane; it's another to make one that's a moral black hole, and to do it because black looks cool. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Koehler
May 9, 2008
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.
Cole Smithey
October 13, 2007
Train wreck!
| Original Score: 0/5
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
June 10, 2006
While I don't think the flick really has much of a brain in its head ... it sure isn't boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Zingale
May 27, 2006
If you can't sit back and enjoy an entertaining popcorn flick like The Boondock Saints, then you'll probably never understand the difference between the movies and real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
May 25, 2006
It taps into everyone's secret desire for vigilantism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chuck O'Leary
September 27, 2005
Definitely an exercise in style over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 12, 2004
It is, by turns, hilariously awful and just plain unhilariously awful, full of its own nonexistent momentousness, an unintentional parody of hardboiled gangster flicks.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 21, 2004
Visualmente interessante, o filme se corrompe ao fazer apologia da "justiça com as próprias mãos". Ainda assim, a atuação de Dafoe merece ser conferida.
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 29, 2003
It does the job, but doesn't do a very good job of it.
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
May 29, 2003
Stylish and fun in a cheeseball sort of way.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 2, 2003
From this cast, you'd expect better, but it's mostly just a redundant Tarantino wanna-be.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 26, 2002
A ridiculous, self-important amalgamation of rehashed macho posturing and slow-motion bloodletting. Do yourself a favor: do not attend a convocation with these Saints.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
June 29, 2002
Duffy has made a film that sort of straddles the fine line between great movie and useless piece of garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
May 11, 2002
The Boondock Saints, sorry to say, wasn't worth the trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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