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War on Everyone (2016)

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Two corrupt cops set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Events, however, are complicated by the arrival of someone who appears to be even more dangerous than they are.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Skarsgård ... Terry Monroe
Michael Peña ... Bob Bolaño
Theo James ... Lord James Mangan
Tessa Thompson ... Jackie Hollis
Caleb Landry Jones ... Russell Birdwell
Stephanie Sigman ... Delores Bolaño
David Wilmot ... Pádraic Power
Malcolm Barrett ... Reggie X
Paul Reiser ... Lt. Gerry Stanton
Zion Rain Leyba Zion Rain Leyba ... Danny Reynard (as Zion Leyba)
Antonio Valdez Jr. Antonio Valdez Jr. ... César (as Antonio Valdez)
Gabriel Isaiah Abeyta ... Lil' Bob (as Gabriel Abeyta)
Rebekah Wiggins ... Mrs. Reynard
Geoffrey Pomeroy ... Jimmy Harris
Keith Jardine ... Barry Webb
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Storyline

Bob Bolano and Terry Monroe are two crooked Albuquerque PD detectives. They tend to hustle criminals but their methods have landed them in hot water with their boss, and they are on their last warning. They get wind of a heist and decide to muscle in on the action, robbing the perpetrators. Unfortunately for them, the mastermind of the heist is someone out of their league, someone they would do well to fear. Written by grantss

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They're gonna kick your ass and get away with it. See more »

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Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity, drug use and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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UK

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Peña character's name Bob Bolaño, is a wink to a Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in Albuquerque, but when Jackie asks what's going to happen to Jimmy, Terry states, "I guess they'll ship him back to Rikers with another nickel on his sentence." Rikers Island is part of the NYC Department of Corrections. They would have no interest in further incarcerating a criminal who was convicted of a crime in New Mexico. As with most city jails, Rikers mainly houses pretrial suspects, with only about 15% of their detainees serving post-adjudication, short sentences. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bob Bolaño: I've always wondered if you hit a mime, does he make a sound?
Terry Monroe: [mime thuds and rolls over their car] Well, now you know.
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References Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Cold Hard Times
Written by Lee Hazlewood
Performed by Lee Hazlewood
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp.
Courtesy of Light In The Attic Records & Distribution, LLC
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Good Ideas, Not Executed Properly
10 February 2017 | by sparksnationtwoSee all my reviews

If I had to give this film a pass-or-fail grade I would give it a thumbs up, but not very enthusiastically. A lot of the elements of this movie I really like on their surface, but for some reason they don't all come together as a cohesive and coherent motion picture. On the plus side the acting is good and a lot of the sardonic humour played very well for me.

On the down side this movie just seemed to have a lack of direction and a real "point" it was driving toward. I've read other reviews here about how the lack of point itself may be the point, but I think that is letting the filmmaker off the hook. I don't think that's really what they were going for.

It feels like they wanted at times to make a very black comedy about power, corruption, and the pointlessness of it all (for some), but at other times it's more of a light-hearted and sarcastic "buddy cop" flick, and they two just don't quite gel.

Good acting, it looks great, and a lot of funny moments make this a worthwhile watch though.


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