Righteous Kill (BLU-RAY)

Righteous Kill

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 40 Minutes

In the first movie where Al Pacino and Robert De Niro starred together, The Godfather: Part II (1974), they both played gangsters. In their second movie Heat (1995), Pacino was a cop, and DeNiro was a gangster. In this, their third movie together, they are both cops.

Some consider Al Pacino and Robert De Niro the best actors alive (I'm looking at you Larry King).  At the risk of hate mail, I don't.  Don't get me wrong, they are OK, but not the greatest.  And, judging by what both of them have been spitting out lately, there really isn't a whole lot to back that up in the past decade or so.

Good.  The picture is actually pretty crisp and the sound is outstanding.

Digital copy, trailer, featurette, commentary.

The bonus features are, well, boring but the inclusion of a digital copy is always worth a few points.  Pacino and De Niro find themselves in the cliched and overused "end of their rope", on the verge or retirement, when one last case is thrown at them.  A case of a serial killer with links to a past case of theirs.  The acting is ok, the script is horrid.  Overall, this one really isn't worth any effort that may have been put into it, if any was.

Peter Oberth
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