The Boondock Saints [1999] Movie Review Recommendation

The Boondock Saints [1999]

This thriller is about to get a sequel, so you better be prepared when it comes out. It’s a classical vigilante flick with an Irish twist that gave it its flavor. Bloody green. It’s definitely a guilty pleasure, with a lot of action and humor. In Boston, an Irish stronghold, two brothers accidentally shot few mobsters. They confessed the whole thing boondock saintsand were released from prison. Later celebrated as heroes, they decide to take the justice to their own hands and to shoot the remaining criminals. Believing that they are doing the gods work they will try, with their vigilante justice, to clean the city.

But the police detective is on to them, will he get them in time, or decide something else it is up to you to find out if you check out this great movie. Excellent performances all around, especially from Willem Dafoe and Billy Connolly in combination with awesome directing (Tarantino and Ritchie style) produced this masterpiece. The social commentary and the overall message of the movie is quite clear, justice through violence. Add truth and religion (they are so compatible) and you got yourself a righteous rage fest. The reason why this relatively small movie resonated so well with people, especially male population is the narrative that it imposes on two brothers. These are just some remarks regarding the overwhelming vigilante atmosphere, but you should not forget that this is an entertaining movie above all. If you like the series The Walking Dead, you can also check out Norman Reedus in his breakout role, enjoy.

Director: Troy Duffy

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Billy Connolly, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Brian Mahoney

Fun Facts: The word “fuck” and its derivatives are used a total of 246 times.


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