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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  11 December 2009 (USA)
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The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest.

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For the last 8 years the brothers have been living with their father on a sheep farm deep in isolated Ireland. One day their uncle tells them that they have been framed for the murder of a Bostonian Catholic priest. The boys must return to Boston to not only clear their names but find the men who framed them. Written by "Kilt Boy" Sterling Morrison

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Rated R for bloody violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Angeloi timoroi 2: I ekdikisi arhizei  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$546,687 (USA) (30 October 2009)

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$10,269,307 (USA) (12 February 2010)
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The men who played "the Saints" in the previous The Boondock Saints (1999) film return to their vigilante roles in this film. Few actors have reprized the role of vigilantes in R-rated adventure films. The few other prominent examples include Charles Bronson in the four Death Wish films, Robert Ginty as the Exterminator in Exterminator 2 (1984), and Arnold Vosloo in Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996). See more »

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In the opening crime scene, S.A. Bloom suggests that the perp was short because the exit wounds were lower on the face than that of the "Saints", however, (in that scenario) someone taller would most likely have a downward trajectory while a shorter person would aim more more level, thus resulting in higher exit wounds. See more »

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Noah 'Il Duce' MacManus: Someone's trying to call them out. You kill a priest. In a church. And make it look like it was them. Bring them back with a vengeance. Someone thinks it's really clever. Only one problem with this little plan.
Father Sibeal MacManus: What's that?
Noah 'Il Duce' MacManus: It worked.
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It's like a cartoon version of something that was once good.
11 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WOW! I absolutely loved the original. This one is so bad, I almost hate the first movie. Seriously awful. It's full of terrible acting performances from actors who put in a good turn first time around. I hate when a character knows what's quirky about themselves. I can't believe in them when everyone appears as though they know they're in a movie and are IN on the joke. They're not supposed to be, only the audience is. The movie is filled with forced references to what came off in the first film as spontaneous but simply now fall flat. Reedus and Flanery are slumming here. Also slumming is Julie Benz who is basically playing Kyra Sedgwick as The Closer (2005 TV Series). I understand the draw to be in this film, knowing the cult following of the original but this was a big mistake for everyone involved from top to bottom. I don't want to blame the actors totally, there's hardly a good performance to be seen, but with what they had to work with, good lord.

I wanted to love this so bad. I even lowered my expectations in order to have a buffer to allow me to think it was better than expected. Impossible. Boondock Saints one was lightning in a bottle. Perhaps even a fluke. Sure, I saw "Overnight" and bore witness to the train wreck that was Troy Duffy but I always felt saddened by the fact that the original movie showed that he actually had talent and that his demise meant never seeing what he could do if given all of the right ingredients to make more films. If they are anything like this one, I would say that BS1 was indeed a fluke not to be repeated. Furthermore, it makes me wonder if he actually directed BS1.

Unless your character's are Ferris Bueller, they shouldn't be so self aware. It takes them and your audience out of the movie. We need to discover the path WITH our heroes, not have it all drawn out like Wyle E. Coyote's moronic designs. Repeatedly in this film a character will say something and, as the audience member you think, "I knew he was going to say that. And I wish he hadn't"

By the way, I sure wish Judd Nelson would could land some major films. Given the right script and director, we could get some great performances out of him. Right when he seemed to be channeling Pacino, he was derailed with asinine dialog injected to sound witty , profound or even just profane but landed like a thud. I hearken back to Saints 1 where Carlo Rota as Yakavetta is yelling at someone on the phone as he gets his sandwich. That exchange is confusing and out of contexts but feels so real. It was either his brilliant acting or a combination of that, script and direction. That movie was filled with that brilliance. BSII had NONE of it. I'd say the best part of this movie is the tease we get of Rocco and his voice over at the opening of the film. The rest goes downhill so fast it's almost a free fall.

I will forever try to forget that this movie exists so I can still enjoy the raw energy and relentless pace of the first film. This movie is the second Boondock Saints film, yes, that's right, it's NUMBER TWO!


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