Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive.Written by
The name of all three murdered women are allusions to the figure of Jesus Christ: Gotteskind (Marie Gotteskind, played by Marielle Heller, meaning "Child of God" as pointed out by T.J. (Astro); Andersen (Leila Andersen, played by Laura Birn), meaning "Son of Man"; and Kristo (Carrie Kristo, played by Razane Jammal), from which the title "Christ" derives. See more »
A few minutes before the end, TJ is talking to Scudder from his cell phone. He tells Scudder that the Brooklyn house where the bad guys live is near the intersection of Church Avenue and 53rd Street, and Scudder replies "That's in Boro Park". Wrong. A section of 53rd Street does pass through Boro Park, but 53rd Street doesn't intersect Church Avenue anywhere. Church Avenue actually intersects East 53rd Street in the East Flatbush area, several miles from Boro Park. See more »
You need some help, man.
I don't care. You want to mess up your own shit - but you're going to mess up mine, too. I need to know you got my back. Not that you're going to come falling through the door behind me...
Don't worry your pretty little spic head off.
Anyway. That was all I wanted to say.
Is that it? Fuck you!
[gets out of the car]
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The offending scene cut from the film (so it could be rated 15 instead of 18) features the two villains tormenting and sexually threatening a restrained woman in the back of a van. The British censors felt this scene lingered on the nastiness and detail, and was disturbing. The UK distributor removed the small scene and got their desired 15 rating. See more »
Intense, Enjoyable, Old-fashioned and Watchable Psycho-thriller
Doubting whether audiences do really know the existence of this crime film due to poor marketing, Liam Neeson's name alone however has no problem at all to draw a solid walk-ins, and surprisingly it turns out to be a compelling story compared to his previous roles. Unlike the other same genre, this does not filled with action-packed scenes, but progresses steadily and methodically in details just like a real investigation in daily life, making it appears to be a chilling drama thriller. Not much of plot twists, but certain creepy moments with solid scores, riveting performance from the hero himself and the supporting casts, nasty and eerie crime heavily based on drugs and alcohol, the surprisingly "muted" ending style are more than enough to guarantee an intense, enjoyable, old-fashioned and watchable psycho- thriller.
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