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[Movie Review] Righteous Kill (2oo8)

The Movie Summary: A pair of veteran New York City police detectives are on the trail of a vigilante serial killer. After 30 years as partners in the pressure cooker environment of the NYPD, highly decorated Detectives David Fisk and Thomas Cowan should be ready for retirement, but aren’t. Before they can hang up their badges, they are called in to investigate the mürder of a notorious pimp, which appears to have ties to a case they solved years before. Like the original mürder, the victim is a suspected criminal whose body is found accompanied by a four line poem justifying the killing. When additional crimes take place, it becomes clear the detectives are looking for a serial killer, one who targets criminals that have fallen through the cracks of the judicial system. His mission is to do what the cops can’t do on their own–take the culprits off the streets for good. The similarities between the recent killings and their earlier case raise a nagging question: Did they put the wrong man behind bars?

My Review: Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. If only the world was conducted in this manner. Instead of a trial, just kιll em’. I loved this movie. It had gore, violence, suspense, terror, and a little American city tough guy humor; what’s not to like. The movie was a little confusing at times, but reveals itself in the last 15 minutes. The plot was good, the acting was great, and all in all, it was a good movie. I give this movie a B+, one of the better films I’ve seen in made from over a decade ago. I know that’s not saying much, but at least it was entertaining.

Main Characters; Robert De Niro and Al Pacino