The Boondock Saints (1999)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller


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Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.


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  • Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus in The Boondock Saints (1999)
  • Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus in The Boondock Saints (1999)
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21 August 2003 | cariart
The Saints Come Marching In!
The Boondock Saints is one of the most pleasant surprises I've had in my years of watching indies, and it proves conclusively that you don't need a massive budget to do a terrific action film!

Two blue-collar Boston Irish brothers (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus, who are both terrific!) rid their favorite pub of an influx of Russian gangsters, and soon decide they are on a Mission from God to execute all the 'heavy hitter' criminals from the city. While this makes them local heroes, it also sets sympathetic detective Willem Dafoe on their trail.

The story is reminiscent of the 'Death Wish' series, without the glossy superficiality of the Bronson films. At times funny, at times disturbing, it never loses momentum, with a twist ending is both satisfying and thoroughly insane!

While the violence is graphic, the story is character-driven, and never allows the executions to overwhelm the plot. You actually like the brothers, and may be hard-pressed NOT to root for them, even if you do feel a bit guilty about it!

The Boondock Saints is a fabulous film, one that deserves your attention!

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