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Righteous Kill (2008)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  12 September 2008 (USA)
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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)

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$16,288,361 (USA) (12 September 2008)

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$40,076,438 (USA) (12 December 2008)
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When Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Brian Dennehy are speaking about the murder investigation of "Bob Brady", De Niro says, "Seriously, lieutenant, how far do you want us to go with this Rambo murder?". Dennehy was the main antagonist, "Teasle" in Rambo: First Blood. See more »

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When Turk and Rooster are in the church (near the beginning after the weapon has been planted) the harsh key light (sun ray from window) comes from stage right. When they cut to the close up it comes from stage left. See more »

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[first lines]
Rooster: One, between the eye!
Turk: Two, between the eye!
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Blue Dreams
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De Niro and Pacino make it a good movie…
14 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has a lot of problem, but the great performances of its stars still make it worth seeing at the theater. The twist was way too predictable (I had it solved half an hour in, and I'm usually unable to figure out twists way ahead of time) and the script wasn't very impressive. The direction is OK, but nothing special. There were some pretty funny moments and one liners though. The only thing that makes this better than a sub-par thriller is De Niro and Pacino, both of whom put in great performances and really save this movie. The supporting actors do just fine, but are overshadowed. I was really anxious for a movie in which the pair finally share some significant screen time together, and this movie was about as good as could be expected, considering the makers of the film.

It isn't the best movie out right now (try Burn After Reading), but I do recommend going to see this one. I give it 7/10. I hope Robert De Niro and Al Pacino team up again, hopefully with a better screenplay and director.


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