Year Released: 2005
Main Stars: Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson
Last watched: December 2014
Review Date: December 2014
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: DVD
“Do you know what this?”
“That doesn’t make any sense.”
“The Irish have alcoholism.”
It’s a very understated movie with a lot of fantastic character acting. Take all the pieces of silly script, fast-talking, superb performances and humourous violence and bind them with a crew who obviously liked making this movies and you have a small masterpiece of film making. Honestly, it deserves to be a cult.
So it’s not going to be to everyone’s taste. There is a lot of killing and swearing and silliness but if you can deal with that then you will like the rest. Colin has one role he was born for: convincingly small-time arrogant and big-time confused. Sam is superb: fast-talking, quirky and believable. Christopher is Wonderful: powerfully sinister, weak and emotionally compromised all in one package. Woody is Mr Mean and again, is born to be angry whilst appearing polite about it.
Produced with scenery in mind, I’ve got to give this one the thumbs up. If you are a little anxious about Quentin Tarantino movies being gruesome but you also like the fun factor then this one is going to appeal.
DVD extras: A good ‘making of’ where people seem to have had a fun time. Not much of a gag reel and a few pieces of interview. Could be better but the movie was fun so I don’t mind this time.
Yes. Might be a good night along with In Bruges.
Watch if on TV?
Snog, Marry, Avoid?