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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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11 December 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Three actors in this film have both starred in movies from the Saw film series. Julie Benz and Joris Jarsky in Saw V (2008) and Sean Patrick Flanery in Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010). Another actor from the first The Boondock Saints (1999) was also in Saw V, Carlo Rota. See more »

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During the meeting of the Dons, Yakavetta states that the Saints killed his father, then goes on to say "mi Padrino" which means my godfather. Clearly a contradiction, as a son would never refer to his father as "godfather" even within the "families". See more »

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Detective Greenly: [Greenly has just been fatally wounded] Proudest day of my life, boys.
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In Loving Memory of Jimi "Fat Hand" Jackson See more »

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References The Outsiders (1983) See more »

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Concerto Grosso #8 in A Minor
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
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Creators couldn't make up their minds
13 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a huge fan of the first film, it's kind of difficult to admit this, but The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day just fell short.

The major flaw with the original was that it was a Tarantino-esquire action spoof that was attempting to be serious. Complete with over the top shootout scenes, campy dialog, and insanely unrealistic situations, whether the creators knew it or not, the original Boondock Saints was never meant to be taken seriously. It was just a fun movie.

Anyway, about 15 minutes into this film, it seems as though Troy Duffy had realized this and decided to embrace what the first film should have always been: an entertaining, over-the-top, shoot 'em up flick.

Enter Julie Benz and the three detectives.

See, what made the three detectives from the first Saints funny was not the dimwitted, slapstick gimmick they had in this film, it was Willem Dafoe. It wasn't that they were THAT dumb, it was that Smecker was THAT good. The weird guy was better than the average joes could have ever dreamed to be, and laughs ensued.

In Boondocks 2, you have three actors who are trying way too damn hard to be funny, followed by Julie Benz trying to play a female Paul Smecker. These characters worked in the first film because they actually had a decent performance to play off of.

Don't get me wrong, Julie Benz is great on Dexter, but she was just god awful in this movie. They might as well have tried to pass off that Smecker had a sex change, and that he and Bloom were the same person. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but in this case, it was probably an insult. Also, the Southern Accent was just atrocious.

Aside from that, this film seemed to have expanded on what the original should have always been. There was more laughs, more action, and more blatantly forced accents. Hell, even the obvious replacement for Rocco wasn't half bad.

Dump every scene with Bloom, Greenly, Duffy, and Dolly, and you have yourself a sequel that nearly matches the original.

However, they were still in the movie, and they ruined it every time they were on screen.

5/10


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