The Baytown Outlaws Reviews
In all honesty, it's probably about a 4 star movie. Wildly entertaining with just enough emotion and substance to keep it from being considered a comedy. But I wanted to cancel out some of the butt hurt low reviews from the social justice warriors who were too uptight to just enjoy a fun movie.
The dynamic between the bros and the boy was the most enjoyable part of the film that
And the kinship between the bros . Still I felt like we missed some of the story. Mostly fells like a idea rather than a script . I'd love to see what better filmmakers could do with this cast and idea.
It appears I'm watching quite a lot those scripts that featured on the blacklist films. I understand why the filmmakers hesitated to take up this project. Not that it is a bad one, but the script is not a fresh. It was a decent road-action movie, awesome characters, stunts, but a bit similar to 'The Boondock Saints'. Also a part of 'Dexter' was in it.
It was so fun to watch, about the three men who take up a job to rescue an innocent boy from the drug lord. The trio think the job is done, but the assassins pursued them for the payback. The rest of the film takes place on the road with some great battles and exchange bullets between the gangs.
It could be a good flick for a non-action film fans, but if you are an action movie fan then it is a same crap that you might have seen hundreds of times in other flicks. The villains were so weak, but the stunts were not. Especially women assassins were hyped too much and lets us down at the same pace.
Billy Bob Thornton was in a powerful negative role and he did not appear in any action sequences which is a big disappointment. He just looked like a barking dog, that's all. The reason was, to avoid overlapping with other similar movies. In that case, this film was completely borrowed from different flick and assembled here with a set of new cast and locations. But I enjoyed it, and also not fully satisfied. Very interesting ending, lets wait and see if there is a sequel for it.
Really would have have been a great prequel to the film Smokin Aces, although I know they already made a prequel to that, but this would have actually been a much better one.
Recommended for fans of brainless action films.
On a droit aux cliches habituels dont l'amerique aime a faire étalage (le sudiste rebel, le boss renoi faineant, la pouff latino dont l'ex est un salop et dont le fils est handicapé en passant par le jeune flic de fbi incorruptible aux dents longues venu de la ville pour mettre de l'ordre)...
Carton rouge aussi a l'ideologie sous-jacente du film qui se positionne clairement comme un vigilant movie sudiste (s'il n'y avait le boss noir de la police, on pourrait considerer l'ensemble comme une propagande du KKK)...
Alors, pourquoi coller la moyenne a ce truc? Ben parce que ca fonctionne, cinematographiquement parlant. Des acteurs finalement pas degueux (les principaux en tout cas), des gun fight en veut tu en voila (mon pecher mignon, c'est vrai) plutot bien realises, une fotographie facon BD du plus bel effet et le tout servi avec une dose XXL de testosterone
Machete style, le mauvais esprit en plus :p