"Runaway Pistol" is a well meant anti-gun film that never quite manages to get the message across or to entertain. It portrays "the way of the gun" - a pistol's different owners and their fate, which is of course always tragic. The problem with this episodic structure is the lack of connection. The style limits our affection with the characters, it's even hard to follow who's who because of the swift changes in the story.
Apart from this lack of focus, the film is also rather dull - technically and story-wise. It's badly directed, filmed and edited and it has this cheap category-III-look that makes it appear like a cheap exploitation film. That of course sabotages the anti-gun-message and makes "Runaway Pistol" an uninspired b**tard of different genres. Not utterly bad, but really far from good. I'd give it a
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