On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.
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
The initial cut of Righteous Kill ran for two hours, but after a rather negative test screening, Nu Image hastily re-cut the film down to its slender 101 minutes to make it more fast-paced and action-orientated. Snippets of some of the deleted scenes can be seen in the trailer. See more »
When Turk and Rooster leave the precinct house to see Charles Randall in prison they are driving a dark/black Ford Grand Marquis. En route they are seen driving on the bridge in a dark/black Lincoln Town Car. See more »
It is what you would expect from Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. They've been doing these kind of roles for the past 30 years of their acting life. Applause, but no surprise there.
The film itself was not a blast. Totally predictable plot, stereotype good cop bad cop, drug dealers, bad neighborhood were huge minus to this movie. Lack of character development made the film implausible and some parts inconvicible no matter how great the acting was. Finally, the director's abuse of dramatic music without much happening throughout the film slowly eats away your patience.
Six out of ten is what I will give, 3 from Al Pacino and 3 from Robert De Niro.
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