Righteous Kill (2008)



Filed under : review, thriller

“Most people respect the badge. Everybody respects the gun.”

- Righteous Kill

Since I’m a fan of both Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, this movie was definitely one I looked forward to seeing. It was a real treat to see both of them side by side together in this film.

This movie is really one that can take you on a wild goose chase – it’s really a “who done it” type of movie. Basically, the film is about a serial killer who goes around town killing those who kill others and do wrong.

(Note: It’s interesting seeing this film, it kind of reminds me of this television series - it’s kind of the same concept).

Both De Niro and Pacino play detectives assigned to the case. In turn, it then becomes a mystery – who is the serial killer? And, more importantly why is the serial killer doing the things that they are going – what’s the motive?

All throughout the movie, there are bits and pieces of clues scattered around. Though, a lot of these clues can actually be a bit misread and misinterpreted. This is really a movie where it’s important to pay attention – there’s a series of flashbacks and scenes that play an important role to the overall story.

While watching the film, there were many times where I was a bit misled myself. So many times I thought I had figured out the true identity of the serial killer yet only to find that I had not. This film has a lot of twists and turns – the answer is not as simple and easy as some may think.

I will admit, this is really a movie for those who enjoy thriller type of films with a lot of twists and turns. If you’re not really into thriller type movies, you may not enjoy this as much.

The film does have some moments where it can drag a bit. But, some of these moments are really important as they add to the clues presented in the story. And, it’s one of those things where you really have to pay attention to the movie in order to help to see how the pieces all fit together.

Overall, I really enjoyed the movie. It really kept my attention throughout the film – the twists and turns really kept me wanting to watch more. Plus, it was a real treat to see both De Niro and Pacino on the big screen together.

If you enjoy thriller type of films with a lot of twists and turns, I do recommend this one.

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