Sunday, January 04, 2009

Righteous Kill - Movie Review

The new cop thriller starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro will be coming out on DVD this Tuesday, January 6th. So a review for those debating on renting or buying the DVD. My thought before I get into the review is rent it.

I won't give away the ending in my review, so read on if you like.

This film has Robert De Niro starring as Detective Tom "Turk" Cowen and his partner is David "Rooster" Fisk played by Al Pacino. The movie starts off showing a man getting off for murdering his girlfriends daughter. This is upsetting enough to the two Detectives that they plan to do something about it and plant a gun to get the guy nailed. He was guilty, but got off, now he's in jail.

From there you get a little of the background of the two showing them playing softball and coaching, drinking with the boys and so on. Gives you a little bit about the characters.

Then you cut to Detective "Turk" confessing to killing 14 people. So now you start to learn about who these 14 people are and why they are killed. They are all a bunch of scum that got off. they keep referring back to this video throughout the movie of Turk talking through each of the killings and why he did them.

So now enter two more detectives, Perez played by Leguizamo and Riley played by Wahlberg as well as another Detective Corelli who is played by Carla Gugino. It turns out as Perez and Riley are working on a related murder to one that Cowen and Fisk are on. Corelli is the murder scene processor of evidence and she's banging Cowen.

It has a whole thing going on with Turk having you believe he really has been doing it and you will find out the truth, but what that is - you just have to see it and find out.

It's a good thriller and certainly worth a rental. I say that as I just don't see it being something you will watch over once you know the end. All the actors do a good job. De Niro and Pacino are always fun to watch. Wahlberg and Leguizamo do a good job as the straightlaced detectives and Gugino is her sexy self and does a good role in this one.

Well worth a rental - pick it up at NetFlix, Blockbuster or Red Box!

Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5

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