Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Review of The Boondock Saints

From the back:  When the sadistic Russian mob starts muscling in on their South Boston Irish neighborhood, Connor and Murphy McManus know what must be done.  Feeling that the vengeance of God is flowing through their veins, they set out to rid the streets of gangsters, criminals and lowlifes.  As the body count rises, the brothers become local heroes.  Now, one unorthodox FBI agent must be cunning enough to bring them down.

This short description of the movie hardly does it justice.  These guys are no Frank Castle's.  They are just ordinary working class guys in Boston trying to do some good when it becomes obvious to them that they can.  The don't really have any special skills or training and it shows.  It makes for some moments of hilarity in this movie which is a serious portrayal of vigilante justice. 

The acting is good, the characters believable, and the film style quite cool.  All of the action scenes, except for the last, are told in flashback.  First you hear how the FBI investigator (William Defoe) thinks it happened and then you see how it really happened. 

This is a great movie.  I would say it can claim the title of instant cult classic.  It's low budget from what I can tell, but it doesn't show.  That just goes to show the excellent film work that went into this. 

Don't waste any time seeing this one.  It ranks as one of my top ten favorites.

1 comment:

all4eyez said...

sounds good!
I'll have to look for it.