Movie Review: “Righteous Kill”

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Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Donnie Wahlberg
Dir: Jon Avnet
This is the first film we saw on our L.A adventure, and we had the pleasure of seeing it in the famed “Arclight” cinema on Sunset Blvd (no celebrity sightings, though). Being huge De Niro and Pacino fans, we were excited to see the two team up for the second time – first being “Heat”.
“Righteous Kill” also sees Pacino work with Jon Avnet again, and after the disappointment that was “88 Minutes” (We’d give it a 5/10 at best), we had our apprehensions.
This film is about two cops (Pacino and De Niro) who have been partners for years. A string of murders occur that look worryingly like the work of a man they put away years ago. But when the notion is raised that the killer may be a cop, the pair’s relationship is strained.
To be honest, that’s about all we can really say about the storyline – there seemed to be a lot going on, but about nothing much. It was predictable, with a weak script and even weaker plot. The acting was so-so, with inaudible mumblings from 50 Cent (we’re not sure what the point of his character was). The only thing that saved this potentially dreadful movie, were the performances of De Niro and Pacino. It’s near impossible for these two to not give a solid performance, and at times the chemistry between them was on point.

What did we learn from this movie?
Al Pacino + Jon Avnet = NO, NO, NO!
THIS MOVIE GETS:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
5/10

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