Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Righteous Kill - Movie Review

Righteous Kill (R) 100 minutes C
Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Curtis Jackson, Donnie Wahlberg, and Carla Gugino

I hate to sound like a broken record, but here is yet another entertaining film that's not bad... but it's also not that good.

Here you'll find two great actors (De Niro and Pacino) reprising bits and pieces from their past tough guy films. Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent) plays a thuggish drug dealer -a major stretch for him (wink wink), and Donnie Walberg plays a cop (the same role he has played in 3 or 4 other films and/or television shows).

That being said, the aforementioned actors played their characters well. But the one standout here is Carla Gugino. Granted, she's the "eye candy factor" in the film, but she plays the role nicely and steals nearly every scene she's in.

This might be worth renting if you've seen everything else... otherwise, it's just your average "dirty cop" film.

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