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Do you want to experience cinematic pain and suffering? If so, do yourself
a favour and rent "Cold Justice."
For quite some time, this was the worst film I've ever seen. It is a tedious, bloated, nonsensical movie with a cast of about 25 main character and a plot that is practically impossible to recap. The script is in virtual limbo for the hour-and-forty-five minutes this wounded puppy drags on; there is lots and lots and lots of talking, but little action and NO drama.
Roger Daltrey leads this no-star cast as a retired boxer who wants to get back into the business...or something. It is never made clear. This goal of his is buried as he and the rest of the characters go from bar to bar discussing their problems. The sheer number of main characters makes this process excruciating. Before too long, I lost track of who was who, what everbody's problem was, even what bar they were at!
There are so many bad moments in this movie I could sit here all day describing them. If you do happen to find it, look for such terrible moments as:
- the part where the whole cast goes on a road-trip! - the guy who keeps singing "Big Spender!" - the pointless suicide by one of the characters! - the mob/priest feud! - and, finally, the classic line, "Well, I'll just take the little bugger off, then!"
"Cold Justice" must be seen to be believed. It is hypno-helio static stasis at full effect. Blah!
If you're from another planet that is. Roger Daltrey has to be one of the worst actors that I've seen in all my living days. For that reason, Cold Justice is a laughable fun movie to watch with a pint of beer if you want to laugh at awful acting, and an awful movie in general with no kind of clear plot or direction. The other actors are also very boring. There is not one scene that sticks out memorable just Roger walking around limping and talking in his awful cockney accent. Roger Daltrey is currently starring in an infomercial about Time Life Classic Rock Music, "Now that's what I call a Bargain". Stay up and watch it--it's another laughable treat. ;) Cheers!
Well, I don't know what everybody is talking about - I thought this was a great film. I think bringing together the star of Minder and the singer from the Who in one film is the best idea I've heard in my life. I have seen this film maybe 50 times and I'll watch it again tonight. Track it down - you'll be in for a treat. Well, I don't know what everybody is talking about - I thought this was a great film. I think bringing together the star of Minder and the singer from the Who in one film is the best idea I've heard in my life. I have seen this film maybe 50 times and I'll watch it again tonight. Track it down - you'll be in for a treat. It is one of my favourite 10 films ever starring Roger Daltrey.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
"Betrayal has its price." On the crime-ridden streets of Chicago, a
mysterious man with a secret named Father Jim (Waterman) strolls into
town and tries to make a difference. The only people he meets are
worthless layabouts, drunks, and ex-boxer Keith Gibson (Daltrey).
Gibson is down on his luck and is trying to get back into the fight
game. The local drunks grow to love Father Jim because he drinks just
like them. Jim runs afoul of some gangsters and the story comes to a
You may have noticed the above plot description is kind of boring to read. Try watching it for a punishing hour and forty-five minutes! Cold Justice is a cliché-ridden slog of the lowest order. There is NO action. Yes, there is some punching by Who-man Roger Daltrey, but so what? It's at the end, and what person in their right mind would wait over 90 minutes to see some beyond-mild boxing action? Nothing happens in Cold Justice. It goes around in circles so many times the viewer could become dizzy. Not to mention annoyed.
In this plodding exercise, Justice is a dish that ISN'T best served Cold.
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I can't believe anyone could make such a bad film starring Dennis
Waterman and Roger Daltrey. I thought that the guitarist from the Small
Faces would be a much better actor than this, I was very impressed by
his role in Highlander the TV series, where he played Roland Gift.
Dennis Waterman was OK I guess, but I would have preferred Arthur Daley
or John Thaw to show up and say hello. Also, in a film starring a
legend of rock like Roger Daltrey it is absolutely criminal that they
didn't have a scene where Dennis shows off his singing ability. "I
could be so good for you. I'm gonna help YA!". Ahhhh, I love that song.
Anyway, the boxing bits were really unconvincing and Dennis Waterman wasn't very good as a priest, hey? Maybe they should have reversed the parts played by the lead characters, but gotten someone else to play Roger Daltrey, hey?
I think the worst thing you can do in a movie is to make one dull and boring and thats exactly what it is.now this has a good cast Dennis waterman is excellent as the priest but the plot is too dull and the film too bleak to be entertaining.1 out of 10
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