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Writer (WGA):
Russell Gewirtz (written by)
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Release Date:
12 September 2008 (USA) See more »
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Most people respect the badge. Everybody respects the gun. See more »
Plot:
Two veteran New York City detectives work on a case of serial executions of criminals who escaped justice. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A sort of guilty pleasure, by no means bad. See more (244 total) »

Cast

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Robert De Niro ... Turk

Al Pacino ... Rooster

50 Cent ... Spider (as Curtis Jackson)

Carla Gugino ... Karen Corelli

John Leguizamo ... Det. Simon Perez

Donnie Wahlberg ... Det. Ted Riley

Brian Dennehy ... Hingis

Trilby Glover ... Jessica

Saidah Arrika Ekulona ... Gwen Darvis

Alan Rosenberg ... Stein

Sterling K. Brown ... Rogers
Barry Primus ... Prosky

Melissa Leo ... Cheryl Brooks

Alan Blumenfeld ... Martin Baum

Oleg Taktarov ... Yevgeny Mugalat

Shirly Brener ... Natalya

Frank John Hughes ... Charles Randall

Terry Serpico ... Jon Van Luytens

Liza Colón-Zayas ... Judge Angel Rodriguez (as Liza Colon-Zayás)

Malachy McCourt ... Father Connell

Ajay Naidu ... Dr. Chadrabar
Charles F. Krichman Jr. ... Umpire

Rob Dyrdek ... Rambo
James Shanahan ... ESU Officer

Fatso-Fasano ... Stubby (as Fatso Fasano)

Mia Barron ... Jill Goldman

Andre B. Blake ... Officer Jones (as Andre Blake)
Chris Cenatiempo ... Hispanic Man (as Christopher Cenatiempo)

John Cenatiempo ... Joseph Cianci

Judy Del Giudice ... Hostess

Bryan Chatlien ... Ellis Lynde
Shalaya Patty Ford ... Latasha
Shaun Kelvin ... Cop #2

Merritt Wever ... Rape Victim (as Merrit Wever)

Les Chantery ... Lawyer #2
Katie Bukovsky ... Coach
Tyrone Smith ... Fly Ty
Jim Jones ... Jim Jones
Darryl Pittman ... D / R Period
Margaret Head ... Hot Girl

Katarzyna Wolejnio ... Dancer (as Kasia Wolejnio)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Harold Bridgeforth ... Club Goer (uncredited)
Taylor E. Brown ... Cowan's Daughter (uncredited)

Edrick Browne ... Killer (uncredited)
Gail Bruno ... Club Goer / Kissing Couple / Dancer (uncredited)

Franco Bulaon ... Subway Thug (uncredited)

Jon Dainty ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Kim Donovan ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Kimberly Dorsey ... Waitress (uncredited)

Tanisha Grant ... Beautiful Waitress (uncredited)
Catie Lazarus ... Sexy Girl (uncredited)

Kimberly Magness ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Adrian Martinez ... Glenn (uncredited)

Antonino Paone ... Mathew (uncredited)

Peter Riga ... Waiter in Bar (uncredited)

Harry L. Seddon ... 1st Baseman at P.A.L. Game (uncredited)

Brian Stapf ... Phillip Trager (uncredited)

Cindi Woods ... Cowan's Wife (uncredited)

Directed by
Jon Avnet 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Russell Gewirtz (written by)

Produced by
Jacob Avnet .... associate producer: additional photography (as Jake Avnet)
Jon Avnet .... producer
Rob Cowan .... producer
Boaz Davidson .... executive producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Randall Emmett .... producer
Brian E. Frankish .... line producer (as Brian Frankish)
George Furla .... executive producer
Lati Grobman .... producer
Avi Lerner .... producer
Alexandra Milchan .... producer
Marsha Oglesby .... co-producer
Daniel M. Rosenberg .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ed Shearmur  (as Edward Shearmur)
 
Cinematography by
Denis Lenoir 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Hirsch 
 
Casting by
Nancy Klopper 
 
Production Design by
Tracey Gallacher 
 
Art Direction by
Christina Ann Wilson 
 
Set Decoration by
Kathy Lucas 
 
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
 
Makeup Department
Rose Chatterton .... key hair stylist
John Jack Curtin .... hair stylist
Voni Hinkle .... hair stylist: Mr. Pacino
Julie Kristy .... key makeup artist
Michael Laudati .... makeup artist: Mr. Pacino
Jerry Popolis .... hair stylist: Mr. DeNiro
Sacha Quarles .... hair department head
Vincent Schicchi .... special makeup effects artist
Suzy Boyd Teekell .... second unit: hair
Michelle Vittone .... makeup department head (as Michelle Vittone-McNeil)
Carla White .... makeup artist: Mr. DeNiro
 
Production Management
Brian E. Frankish .... production manager
Todd Gilbert .... executive in charge of post-production
Joseph Lobato .... post-production manager
Diego J. Martinez .... production supervisor: additional photography
Scott Putman .... unit production manager: additional photography
Oren Senderman .... production supervisor
Joshua Throne .... unit production manager: additional photography
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wendy Bledsoe .... assistant director: reshoots
Wendy Bledsoe .... second second assistant director
David Catalano .... additional second assistant director
Leah King .... second second assistant director
Tommy Martin .... first assistant director: second unit (as Tom Martin)
Conte Matal .... second assistant director
Linda Montanti .... first assistant director
Andrea O'Connor .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Sean Bernard .... key scenic
Adam Davis .... assistant art director
Susanna Glattly .... camera scenic
Brent Godek .... props
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master
Ryan Heck .... assistant art director
Thomas Hocking .... key construction grip
John Michael Kehoe .... art production assistant
Lori A. Lopes .... art department coordinator
Wendy Mays .... art production assistant
Kimberly Merlin .... set decoration buyer: reshoots
Ramona Messina .... props
James Passanante .... lead scenic
Buster Pile .... construction coordinator
Adam Russleman .... additional art department production assistant
Derek Scouler .... set dresser
Bobby Thomas .... assistant property master: reshoots
Oscar Thompson .... leadman
Isabelle Trichard .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Nate Arrigoni .... assistant sound editor
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Mike Dickeson .... sound effects editor
Erich Gann .... sound effects editor
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Grubbs .... foley editor (as Steve Grubbs)
Devon Heffley Curry .... adr supervisor (as Devon Curry)
Scott Hinkley .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Anton Holden .... dialogue editor
Craig Kyllonen .... adr recordist
Jimmy Lifton .... adr facility
Brian Magrum .... adr mixer
Kevin Meltcher .... assistant sound editor
Sharon Michaels .... foley artist
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer
Mathew Price .... production sound mixer
Michael Primmer .... boom operator
Jill Schachne .... foley artist
Timothia Sellers .... sound utility
Richard S. Steele .... sound effects editor (as Rick Steele)
Tim Terusa .... dialogue editor
Paul Tirone .... adr recordist
David Torres .... foley mixer
Paulette Victor-Lifton .... adr facility supervisor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Oscar Zambrano .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Matt Kutcher .... special effects supervisor
Ian C. McArthur .... special effects technician
Clark Parkhurst .... special effects technician
Bob Trevino .... special effects supervisor: additional photography
Robert G. Willard .... special effects assistant (as Bob Willard)
Jeffery D. Woodrel .... special effects foreman: additional photography
 
Visual Effects by
Simeon Asenov .... visual effects art director
Yavor Asenov .... digital compositor (as Javor Asenov)
Georgi Atanasov .... digital compositor
Luba Atanasova .... colorist: Worldwide FX
Dilyan Aynadzhiev .... visual effects systems administrator
Svilen Aynadzhiev .... digital compositor: Worldwide FX (as Svilen Aynadjiev)
Angelina Borisowa .... visual effects editor
Alexander Chaliovski .... visual effects artist: simulation department, Worldwide FX (as Aleksander Chaliovski)
Greg Cheng .... digital effects artist
Scott Coulter .... visual effects producer
Nina Dimitrova .... tracker: Worldwide FX
Alexander Dimov .... visual effects artist: simulation department, Worldwide FX (as Aleksander Dimov)
Ivelina Dobreva .... digital compositor
Daniel Donchov .... visual effects systems administrator
Stanislav Draganov .... visual effects artist: simulation department, Worldwide FX
Kremena Ganeva .... digital compositor
Kiril Georgiev .... visual effects coordinator
Veselina Georgieva .... visual effects supervisor: Worldwide FX (as Vesselina Hary Georgieva)
Sofia Gesheva-Aleksieva .... colorist: Worldwide FX (as Sofia Aleksieva)
Evan Ghigliotty .... digital compositor
Kiril Gizdov .... digital compositor
Angel Ivanov .... 3D animator: Worldwide FX
Ivan Gochev Ivanov .... visual effects artist
Rosen Ivanov .... digital compositor
Velichko Ivanov .... visual effects supervisor
Albena Ivanova .... digital compositor
Travis Wade Ivy .... digital compositor: Identity Studios (as Wade Ivy)
Peter Keranov .... lead compositor: Worldwide FX (as Petar Keranov)
Lubomir Kirkov .... visual effects artist: simulation department, Worldwide FX
Lyubomir Kirkov .... visual effects
Momchil Kirov .... digital compositor
Rumen Kirov .... visual effects artist: simulation department, Worldwide FX
Momchil Koev .... digital compositor
Zornitsa Krasteva .... colorist: Worldwide FX
Ajoy Mani .... visual effects supervisor
Jordan Markov .... visual effects
Nikolay Mihailov .... digital compositor: Worldwide FX (as Nikolaj Mihailov)
Velislava Mihailova .... digital compositor
Philip Nikolov .... digital compositor: Worldwide FX (as Filip Nikolov)
Nikolay Pachov .... visual effects editor
Nick Peshunoff .... visual effects coordinator
Svetoslav Petkov .... 3D animator: Worldwide FX
Ekaterina Pushkarova .... 3D animator: Worldwide FX
Greg Rodin .... lead camera: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Gabriela Savova .... visual effects coordinator: Worldwide FX, Bulgaria
Diana Simeonova .... matchmove artist
Georgi Slavov .... visual effects artist: simulation department, Worldwide FX
Atanas Stankov .... compositor: Worldwide FX
Kevin Stevenson .... video playback: Louisiana
Boyan Stoyanov .... vfx td
Milan Stoyanov .... digital compositor
Kamen Stoykov .... lead 3D artist: Worldwide FX (as Kamen Soykov)
Stefan Tchakarov .... visual effects production supervisor
Amy Tompkins .... digital intermediate editor
Stoilova Tsvetelina .... visual effects artist
David Van Woert .... visual effects producer: Identity Studios (as David Scott Van Woert)
David Van Woert .... visual effects unit director
Leo Vezzali .... digital compositor
Leo Vezzali .... visual effects supervisor
Slavov Yanko .... matchmove artist
Alex Zvezdev .... visual effects systems administrator
Natali Gancheva .... clean-up artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joseph Basile .... precision driver
Peter Bucossi .... utility stunts
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunts
Rory Clarke .... stunt double: Curtis Jackson
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts
Vince Cupone .... stunt double: John Leguizamo
Greg Harris .... stunt performer
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunts
Curtis Lyons .... stunts
Anthony Molinari .... stunt double: Donnie Wahlberg )
Eric Norris .... stunt coordinator
Ava Lee Scott .... stunts (as Alba Albanese)
Gayle Sherman .... stunt double
Brian Smyj .... stunt rigger
Derek Southers .... stunt performer
Caroline Vexler .... stunt double: Trilby Glover (as Caroline Leppanen)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael D. Alvarez .... additional second assistant camera: reshoots
Dan Ayers .... Steadicam operator
Dwayne Barr .... dolly grip: Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman .... second assistant camera
Andy Colvin .... Steadicam operator: Louisiana unit
Mark Shane Davis .... key grip
Chris Drechsler .... electrician
Christopher Duskin .... camera operator
Sean P. Fickert .... best boy grip: re-shoots
Luke Geissbuhler .... director of photography: second unit
Gonzalo Gonzalez .... lighting technician: Louisiana
Tonja Greenfield .... loader: Louisiana
Jerry Gregoricka .... lighting technician: re-shoots
Craig Grossmueller .... first assistant camera
Cory Gunter .... second assistant camera
Darryl Humber .... dolly grip
Michael Paul Jones .... second assistant camera
Scott Koenigsberg .... additional second assistant camera
Scott Lipkowitz .... camera loader
Richard MacDonald .... electrician
James Madrid .... second assistant camera: second unit
Duane Manwiller .... Steadicam operator
Duane Manwiller .... camera operator: "a" camera
William R. Mayberry .... chief rigging gaffer
Lance Mayer .... libra head technician
Bill McConnell Jr. .... second assistant camera
E.J. Misisco .... first assistant camera
Rob Muthamia .... first assistant camera
Anna Novick .... grip
John Panuccio .... rigging grip
Jesse Wayne Parker .... crane grip
Allen Parks .... gaffer: Louisiana
Jason Prowell .... lighting technician: Louisiana
C. Alan Rawlins .... key grip
Michael Rich .... grip
Jesse Roth .... first assistant camera (re-shoots)
Declan Ryan .... best boy electric: Louisiana
Riko Schatke .... best boy grip
Christopher Skotchdopole .... camera intern
Adam Smelin .... video assist
Darrin Smith .... rigging best boy electric
David Speck .... second assistant camera: "a" camera: Los Angeles
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam operator: additional photography
Henry Tirl .... camera operator: "a" camera, additional photography
Jonathon Wagner .... film loader
Elan Yaari .... gaffer
Lee Ayrton .... shop electrician (uncredited)
Rashad Clinton .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jessica Daniels .... casting associate
Ryan Glorioso .... location casting: Louisiana
Allison Hall .... background casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Julie Swistak .... casting assistant
David M. Waldron .... background casting associate
Arthur Dutkanicz .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lorraine Calvert .... assistant costume designer
Joseph Cigliano .... costumer
Diane Crooke .... costume supervisor
Sandi Figueroa .... set costumer
Careen Fowles .... costume supervisor
Whitney Kyles .... costume shopper
Iris Horta Lemos .... costumer: Mr. De Niro
Colleen Morris .... tailor
Monica Ruiz-Ziegler .... key set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Chris Adams .... digital intermediate associate producer
Cameron Arguelles .... positive assembler
Cindy Bond .... digital intermediate producer
Tom Costantino .... editor: main title sequence
Michael Eaves .... supervising digital colorist (as Mike Eaves)
Travis Flynn .... digital intermediate assistant
David Kennedy .... digital intermediate assistant
Peter Luong .... digital intermediate coordinator
Darin McCormick-Millett .... digital intermediate executive producer (as Darin Millett)
Julie Monroe .... additional editor
Marc Ross .... digital intermediate executive producer
Jonathan Schwartz .... first assistant editor
Jane Tolmachyov .... colorist: dailies
Diego Borghello .... additional colorist (uncredited)
Gina Hirsch .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Selena Arizanovic .... music coordinator
Michael K. Bauer .... music editor (as Michael Bauer)
Bryan Carrigan .... digital score recordist
Bryan Carrigan .... music editor
Chris Fogel .... music mixer
Chris Fogel .... score recordist
James Fogel .... assistant score engineer
James Fogel .... scoring assistant
Daniel McIntosh .... music playback
Robert Puff .... music preparation
Kayla Schmah .... orchestrator
Ashley Waldron .... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)
 
Transportation Department
Frank Bonsangue .... teamster driver
David Travis Grieb .... driver
Teresa Haney .... transportation captain
Kim Magruder .... driver generator operator
Josh Sarfaty .... driver
Hank Van Apeldoorn .... driver: grip truck
John Michael Vukson .... driver
 
Other crew
Keith Adams .... location manager: New York
Gregory Blohm .... assistant: Mr. Emmett (as Greg Blohm)
Harrison Bohrman .... assistant to director
Devon Boyd .... senior financial analyst
Christy Busby .... set production assistant: reshoots
Billy Capucilli .... stand-in/double for Al Pacino
Neil Carter .... technical advisor: police
Christopher Michael Casey .... personal assistant: Randall Emmett
Kevin Chalk .... assistant: Mr. Avnet
John Charles .... software manager: Sony DAC
Rob Coleman .... location assistant
Daniel B. Cone .... assistant: Mr. DeNiro (as Dan Cone)
Alexandre Coscas .... assistant: Mr. Lerner
Lou Crisa .... assistant: Mr. Pacino
Frank Dauro .... set production assistant
Christina DeCharles .... location assistant: Shreveport
David Diamond .... location manager
Annie Domingo .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc.
Damian Dydyn .... office production assistant
Stephanie Dziczek .... assistant: Ms. Milchan
Manrico Erasmi .... set production assistant
Rick Eyler .... business and legal affairs
Jason Fesel .... set production assistant: New York
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Sylvia Frantom .... first assistant accountant: reshoot
Jeff Fuller .... key set production assistant
Sean Furst .... production executive
Michael George .... assistant: mr.emmet
Jeffrey Giles .... international distribution
Eric Green .... marketing and publicity
Sophie Green .... assistant: Ms. Milchan
P.J. Haines .... chef
Courtney Hale .... assistant production coordinator
Kyle Hasday .... key set production assistant: reshoots
Lauren Heath .... assistant production office coordinator
Takina Holloman .... production coordinator: re-shoot
Jennifer Marie Holt .... second assistant accountant
Jonathan Hood .... assistant producer: reshoots
Lauren Hurst .... executive assistant: Robert De Niro
Aaron Hurvitz .... assistant location manager
Jean E. Jacobson .... payroll accountant
Steve Jones .... set teacher/chaperone
Jared Kaufmann .... office production assistant
Mohamed Khan .... production coordinator
Ashley Kravitz .... clearance coordinator
Alan J. Lam .... production controller
Brooke Lehman .... assistant to producers
Julia Lennon .... production coordinator: additional photography
Ed Lipscomb .... location manager: Shreveport
Anthony Lote .... production assistant
Ruben Malaret .... publicity team
Joan Mao .... assistant: Mr. Davidson
Gregory McNamara .... key assistant location manager: Shreveport
Lisa McNeil .... script supervisor
Christopher Menges .... assistant location manager
John A. Metoyer .... assistant location manager: Shreveport
Jeff Millea .... production assistant
Lauren Minichino .... location scout
Fabian C. Moreno .... photo double
Naomi Motohashi .... key assistant location manager
Emily Murdock Baker .... assistant: Mr. Avnet
Michael Neale .... location manager: reshoots
Mario Nila .... production assistant
Bill Oaks .... first assistant accountant
Rouslan Ovtcharoff .... production associate
Mark Parrish .... assistant: Mr. Lerner
J.P. Pettinato .... consultant
Jacqui Popelka .... production coordinator
Michael Quinn .... executive assistant: Mr. Pacino
S. Ramachandran .... Media Consultant
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs
Brieann Rich .... craft service
Nicholas Rich .... set medic
Jeff Robinson .... set production assistant
Tina Rosen .... senior v.p. finance
Vicki L. Sawyer .... production accountant
William Sepulveda .... key craft service
Jim Small .... location scout: Shreveport
Collin Smith .... location manager
Bryan Snodgrass .... key set production assistant
Sascha Springer .... location scout
Anusha Srinivasan .... Media Consultant
Lara St. Thomas .... production secretary
Matt Stewart .... production assistant
Cid Swank .... unit publicist
Ray Tamayo .... staff accountant
Tanya Thanadpojanamart .... distribution services
Betty Hong Yiu Tung .... accounting production assistant
Angelo Vacco .... voice actor
Paul Van Zyl .... production staff
Eva Vedock .... key craft service
David Velasco .... assistant location manager: New York
Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno .... vice president finance
Dennis Voskov .... location assistant
M. Dal Walton III .... production executive: Emmett Furla Films
Dana Wilkey .... product placement
Anthony Yuse .... key set production assistant: additional photography
 
Thanks
Greg Alexander .... special thanks (as Msgt. Greg Alexander)
Peter E. Berger .... special thanks (as Peter Berger)
Jeff Bishop .... special thanks
Deb Cole .... special thanks
John Fabrizi .... special thanks (as Mayor John M. Fabrizi)
Jeff Head .... special thanks
Rodney G. Horton .... special thanks (as Cpl. Rodney G. Horton)
Timothy Kellerman .... special thanks
Steven Rosenblum .... special thanks
Marianne Ruscito .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Border" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and brief drug use
Runtime:
101 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Rooster:One, between the eye!
Turk:Two, between the eye!
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99 out of 150 people found the following review useful.
A sort of guilty pleasure, by no means bad., 11 September 2008
Author: The_Amazing_Spy_Rises from United States

FINALLY! DeNiro! Pacino! Together! For more than one scene! I couldn't wait. I'm also happy to say that, while the film won't be winning any Oscars, it isn't bad by any means, and is certainly an improvement over Pacino and director Jon Avnet's last film, 88 Minutes. Avnet is growing as a filmmaker, and has learned from past mistakes. Righteous Kill is an acceptable mystery film, and of course, features two great performances from two of the greatest of all time.

Righteous Kill, despite having the two leads that it does, is really a director's film, and Jon Avnet cloaks the film in a black blanket of mystery very well. While the main plot twist of the film (and oh, there are many of them) is sort of obvious, the fact that there's more to it than that really helps the film and saves it from oblivion.

What I liked most about the film, however, was the casting of DeNiro in a role Pacino would normally play (the hotheaded cop who just can't seem to keep his mouth shut or stop cursing), and Pacino in a role DeNiro would normally play (the reserved, yet silently intense friend). The film is split up into two parts, each showcasing the talents of one of the legends. Unfortunately, I can't really describe the performances in a deep way without coming close to spoilers, but rest assured, both are excellent. John Leguizamo is a nice addition as a hot headed detective at odds with DeNiro, and Carla Gugino as the eye candy was not a mistake by any means. I have no comment on the inclusion of 50 Cent in this film. Thankfully, he doesn't have a ton of screen time.

The script of the film, on paper, isn't really good, but there's a few techniques that really work on screen, such as the main characters' nicknames, and the feeling that almost everyone in the film is bad. I definitely like Avnet a little more now. DeNiro and Pacino share a wealth of screen time and have a lot of meat to chew on as actors, especially DeNiro, who turns up the intensity and the New York accent (it's a little stronger here than it normally is). While the film won't go down as legendary, I think every fan of both actors will be pleased and will smile at numerous moments just because these two are playing off each other so often, and so well.

My complaints lie with the emotional feel of the film, which I felt wasn't strong enough. I wanted to shed tears in the end, but for some reason, I couldn't. I won't say the acting in the climax could have been stronger, but had it been done in a different way, I might have liked it a bit more. All in all, Righteous Kill is not a bad film, as it managed to keep my attention and hold me in suspense for it's duration without making me feel frustrated. It definitely requires your full attention, and may even require a couple of viewings.

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