18 February 2012 | robertsanda
Victim of Unfair Reviews
I watched this movie at least five times (yes, five times!) and I want more of it. Like a previous reviewer opined, the more I return to watch this movie, the more I liked it.
This has got to be one of the best known examples of why people who write reviews must breathe in deeply and exhale slowly before they assume the role of butcher working on someone else's hard work. Those who expected gratuitous violence can be excused for their disappointments.
Forget the theme of the movie and take a lateral view on some of the smaller characters portrayed for a second. Consider the dialogue between the Asian-looking female bar tender to the character of Richmond Arquette. His response is so, so true concerning men who find themselves down who fall in love with well off ladies in the hope of having a place to sleep. Yes, the abandoned warehouse he sleeps in is better than taking advantage of a woman who expected love for the sake of hitching a ride to comfort. Also consider the impulsive and impetuous character of De'aundre Bonds against that of Robert Wisdom. Lots of funny dialogue there. Then again think of the scene of an exasperated character played by Ice T shooting at the armoured car on finding that their plan was increasingly attracting audience.
Forget the bad reviews. If you found yourself with nowhere to go on a rainy Saturday morning, watch this movie and reflect on the ambitions of these characters and you will see the beauty of this movie.