Righteous Kill Reviews
has an obvious twist~!
Pacino and De Niro actually do give good perforances here, despite the material. How their performances rank compared to their respective filmographies leaves a lot to be desired, but overall, they've each given worse performances in other movies. The rest of the cast is kinda the same way. Not bad work, just mediocre stuff to work with.
I'm okay with plot twists, but the red herring here (and the big twist) really force you to suspend a lot of disbelief...moreso than I can buy really. I won't get into it, but I find it hard to believe that, aside from the red herring and the film's epilogue, that these two guys would solely be known by their nicknames. I think the main problems with why this film is a disappointment are the screenwriter and the director. Neither guy is all that good, Quality actors (and that includes the supporters, too) deserve better stuff and directors to guide them, especially in a film like this with so many notables.
If these Bobbay and Al ever do another film together, let's just hope it's better than this mess. I'm sure people thought lighteing would strike again by having these two team up again, but sadly, even the Earth barely moves, and that's a shame.
Actually, we're not in for a treat. We're in for one of the most dire, most abysmal, most predictable pieces of nonsense, your likely to see.
I have never been so disappointed with a film in my entire life. How can anything with these two great actors working together, be bad? Here's how...the screenplay is an absolute mess with a so-called twist that's apparent very early on and two actors who, by the looks of it, know they have nothing to work with. Added to this, it's all in the hands of director Jon Avnet, who is an incompetent buffoon and relies completely on the two great actors carrying him. To be fair, the fact that 50 Cent was in the cast should have been warning enough.
A real waste of a great opportunity to create something special. Ultimately, it's just a straight to T.V. turkey with nothing Righteous about it.
The ending is emotionally shallow, completely expected and drags on way longer than it needed to. The biggest surprise was how much time they could ring out of the finale, it just kept going and going. There are much better cop stories on the tv shows that come on ABC or CBS on any given night. It's annoying to see a movie reaching so hard to draw some kind of emotional reaction from the viewer. Child molestation, sexual assault, sob stories; no stone is left unturned in an effort to get the audience to care about at least one of these paper-thin character. Sorry, no success.
So we had The Godfather Part 2 where De Niro/Pacino were in the same film, but were from different eras and so did not appear in the same scenes together. We then had Heat where they are both in the same film, but share only one scene together and now a film where they work side by side as police Detectives together.
Yes granted the film was a little built up for the above reasons and so caused for some negative reviews, but perhaps the negative reviews helped me to see this film without huge expections.
Well firstly De Niro did out act Pacino in my opinion, although it wasn?t either of these guys' best performance. It?s hard to say too much about this film without giving too much away, needless to say I enjoyed the conclusion of the film which really lifted the rating for me.
Really worth a watch and enjoy!
they are trying to find a poet killer who eventually kills 14 people but they are all badguys soon they start to suspect that its former cop who is doing and then strong evidence is leading to Robert do niros character but something isnt adding up!
this movie is fantastic and really intirguing!
Righteous Kill marks the monumental reunion of two cop, thriller, gangster movie ICONS in Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. Unfortunately for all of us, Michael Mann's no where to be seen. For what it's worth, Jon Avnet had big shoes to fill and HUGE expectations... and sadly neither were met here. But Righteous Kill by no means is a disaster. It has a fairly typical plot about two partner NYPD cops who are chasing a killer who targets high profile criminals. All signs point to a cop as the killer.
Pacino and DeNiro are strong together, and they share the camera faithfully. They have great chemistry, but I think they are more entertaining as arch-nemesis rather than buddies.
Carla Gugino was smokin' hot....
The directing of the film is a little stale, but it's still entertaining. Although the plot is a little formulaic, there are some nice twists throughout that keep you engaged.
This is no Heat, but Righteous Kill is still a very entertaining popcorn thriller if you temper your expectations.
"Dirty Harry said there's nothing wrong with a little shooting, as long as the right people get shot."