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Favorite Lines from the Audience:
"That's what happened on the ride over here!"
Favorite Lines from the Movie:
Pearl: "I've got a few minutes..."
"It's okay, he's just shooting my alligator bags and putting holes in my suits. Man, that's just mean! That's mean man!"
I had really expected this movie to be better. After reading all the reviews, I can only come to one conclusion. Most movie critics are real wusses. "It's too violent. All the women are hookers..." Blah blah blah. I've seen more violent movies than this one. The only thing that stands out about this movie's violence is the mean spiritedness about it. As for the all women are hookers complaint, did you notice that this movie is about criminals? It sort of goes with the territory.
I liked the movie, but it wasn't anything to get excited about. I would like to see the director's original version, before Gibson added new scenes to his liking. The ending of the movie was a little too upbeat for the overall down tone of the movie. It would also appear that the trailer was largely constructed from the original cut of the movie, because some of the trailer never appears in the movie.
One little nitpick... Why would the "Outfit" house all of its members (with the exception of a couple of bosses) in one building? Isn't that just inviting trouble? The police could nail the whole lot at once (assuming there are enough non-crooked cops in this city for the job) or someone like Porter, bent on revenge, could just blow the place up.
I give it two stars only because Mel Gibson was a real dick in this movie. And he was damn good at it. Definitely cause for applause. I too have a problem with all the hookers in this movie. My problem is that they all have their clothes on, all the time. What kind of movie has hookers running around everywhere and no nudity. How realistic is that?
The Full Mason