The Boondock Saints
The Boondock Saints (1999)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A juvenile, ugly movie that represents the worst tendencies of directors channeling Tarantino.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

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.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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]

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Robert Koehler
Variety

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An embarrassing waste of time, and nothing even resembling the guiltiest of guilty pleasures...

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Train wreck!

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

[A] dim-witted, aesthetically clunky Tarantino clone.

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Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

While I don't think the flick really has much of a brain in its head ... it sure isn't boring.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Two Irish Catholic fraternal twin brothers, inspired by the divine, embark on a mission of bloodshed throughout Boston's criminal underworld as a… More
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CAST: Sean Patrick Flannery, Norman Reedus, Willem Defoe, David Della Rocco, Billy Connolly <br/> <br/>DIRECTED BY: Troy Duffy <br/>… More
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KJ Proulx
Slick and stylish all the way through. The camera techniques are a wonderous sight to behold. A solid spiritual story with great intentions, that is left open… More
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Albert Kim
One of the most overrated movies of all time. Horribly shot that so desperately wants to have a Tarantino feel without the wit and entertainment. Acting =… More

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