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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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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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After they handcuff Spider to the vault door, Rooster puts his gun in his face, and you hear the gun cock. He's holding a Glock, which has an internal hammer, and can only be cocked by pulling back the slide. See more »

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Rooster: One, between the eye!
Turk: Two, between the eye!
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Pacino and De Niro wasted on a very bad thriller
21 November 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

On this decade,we have mostly seen legendary actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro on mediocre or bad movies,where they are just worried on winning some more money.Righteous Kill is another movie in which these two actors are wasted.This is a very bad thriller which commits the fatal sin of being boring.It seems that director Jon Avnet and screenwriter Russell Gewirtz said : "We have De Niro and Pacino.We do not need a good story".That was wrong.The story from this movie is completely hollow and full of plot holes,not to mention it is painfully predictable.Come on,I predicted that ending like 30 minutes after the movie had started.Plus,this is a kind of story which has been seen too many times.On the supporting cast,there are good actors who are wasted (John Leguizamo,Donnie Wahlberg,the great Brian Dennehy and the underrated Carla Gugino).This movie was completely boring because it lacked of dynamism.In other words,everything felt pretty static.Righteous Kill is a very crappy cop flick which tells a story which does not produce any interest and is totally predictable.It is obvious that Pacino and De Niro have lost the interest in their careers.


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