The Boondock Saints (1999)

I love the idea of having vigilante Irishmen.

Connor and Murphy MacManus

The first time I saw the brothers dealing pain it was a fresh and fun. Their second hit is pretty interesting, too. But then things get messy and the movie had an inconsistent pace.

While a slightly different genre than The Departed (2006), I'm willing to compare the two and say I like The Departed more. I can't exactly pinpoint the reason for this preference, though it's probably because The Departed has better pacing.

Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe) arrives.

Overall, the film is a good movie.

While somehow this film has a low rating on Rotten Tomatoes, I really enjoy it. Furthermore, I didn't pick up on the inconsistent pacing which I mentioned above.

If you enjoy movies about vigilantes, then I would recommend you watch this movie.

Rocco (center)

Instant Comments:
"Can't do much damage with that now can we? Perhaps it should have been a rule of wrist."
I just watched Clear and Present Danger which also has William Dafoe.
"Oh really. I just might be wanting a bagel with my coffee."
Oh man, I forgot how cool this movie was: he lifts the seat away from the floor and jumps down from the roof.

Smecker dresses up in drag.

Picks up the knife from his brothers bag. "Is that right Rambo?" "Alright get you're stupid, fuckin' rope."
His hands are bloody and he touched his own head.
"What the fuck were you gonna do? Laugh the last three to death?"
"What if it was just one guy with six guns?" For once he's right about something, haha.
"The Italian one might, he's kind of an idiot."

The brothers drop in from the ceiling and dish out mad damage.

Opinions of the Saints are shown during about the first half of the credits, with some people approving of their cause, some people disapproving, and some people refusing to comment. Oh, some people also suggest that the media itself is empowering the Saints.

Watched 20101108 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched 20131027 (Netflix, Instant, HD)*
*HD didn't buffer.
The Boondock Saints (1999) Troy Duffy. 108 min.

Once again, Smecker arrives at a crime scene and
pieces together the events which took place.

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