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Righteous Kill (2008)

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Two veteran New York City detectives work on a case of serial executions of criminals who escaped justice.

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Turk and Rooster, two aging NYPD detectives and longtime partners, are hunting a serial killer who is murdering sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues, and when they start working with a younger investigative team, Perez and Riley, tensions between the two teams is inevitable, especially since Turk is now living with Perez's ex-girlfriend, also a homicide detective. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£768,803 (UK) (26 September 2008)

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$40,076,438 (USA) (12 December 2008)
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Overture Films paid a little over $12 million US dollars for the American distribution rights, beating out Warner Bros. Pictures and Universal Pictures, who also put in bids of over $10 million. See more »

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When Turk and Rooster are sitting in Dennehy's office, Turk's left collar is protruding outside of his jacket lapel. On the next close up shot, the collar is back in place. See more »

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[first lines]
Rooster: One, between the eye!
Turk: Two, between the eye!
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Disappointing thriller from legendary actors
27 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Surely with a movie that stars both Al Pacino & Robert de Niro, you just can't go wrong? Both are legends of the big screen, and both are lauded for making legendary roles their own.

Yet sadly with "Righteous Kill" it just doesn't pay off. It's a thriller around a serial killer of various nefarious characters (pimps, drug dealers etc). The film begins with a confession by de Niro (a cop) that he is the killer, and we are led on a journey as he and his partner (Pacino) fight off another pair of cops who are suspicious that the trail leads to de Niro.

Having starred together in Heat, you'd expect some high standards, but for some reason the chemistry here just doesn't work and at points you think they really aren't interested. Fellow actors aren't too strong either, and much of the action seems to be just going with the flow. The storyline is interesting enough (with a good finale) but never seems to grip you through much of the film.

Overall, its a disappointment and you expect better from a film that has de Niro & Pacino together in it.


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