The Boondock Saints
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Feeling that they are doing God's will, two Catholic men from Boston set out to kill everyone in this Reservoir Dogs-style vigilante thriller. Brothers Conner and Murphy MacManus (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus) take to performing their divine duty against the Russian mob. They massacre a bunch of unsuspecting Mafioso in a scene of absurd violence, then they let more blood in a mass killing of porn-shop customers. Instead of getting thrown in jail, they are dubbed "saints" by the Boston Herald, and they are praised by brilliant, tortured, and gay FBI agent Paul Smecker… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

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"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."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"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."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"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]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"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."
‑ Jason Zingale,
"It is, by turns, hilariously awful and just plain unhilariously awful, full of its own nonexistent momentousness, an unintentional parody of hardboiled gangster flicks."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"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."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"An embarrassing waste of time, and nothing even resembling the guiltiest of guilty pleasures..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Train wreck!"
‑ Cole Smithey,
"It taps into everyone's secret desire for vigilantism."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Visualmente interessante, o filme se corrompe ao fazer apologia da "justiça com as próprias mãos". Ainda assim, a atuação de Dafoe merece ser conferida."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"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."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"[A] dim-witted, aesthetically clunky Tarantino clone."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"While I don't think the flick really has much of a brain in its head ... it sure isn't boring."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"Definitely an exercise in style over substance."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"It does the job, but doesn't do a very good job of it."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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