Righteous Kill

Righteous Kill

On DVD: 
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 40 Minutes
Did You Know?

Al Pacino and John Leguizamo starred together in the 1993 Brian DePalma film Carlito's Way.

DeNiro and Pacino pair up once again as Detectives working in the tightly wound NYPD trying to track down a killer whose every murder ties them to the crimes. Are they being set up and if so by who?

There are good cop crime drama’s and then there are bad ones and this falls heavily into the bad department, very bad. There is absolutely no character development, no leading suspense created by misdirection or otherwise, not even a coherent storyline. You just have to care about the people in a film in order to willingly go through the story with them and there just wasn’t a likeable character in the whole mix. Forget the fact that I’ve been told DeNiro and Pacino look like the walking dead in this film, there are only so many years these two can pull off the same character method before the charm wears off, and the charm is all but gone here. I couldn’t find much to like about the film at all.

Special features include The Investigation: An In-Depth look at Righteous Kill, Audio commentary from Producer/Director Jon Avnet, Theatrical Trailer, and the excellent featurette The Thin Blue Line: An Exploration of Cops & Criminals.

AJ Garcia
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