Saturday, November 15, 2008

Righteous Kill

From the writer of Inside Man

Most people respect the badge. Everybody respect the gun.

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 hand up the badges, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp, which appears to have ties to a case they solved years before. Like the original murder, 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 rate &
* * * *
I like both actors. Interesting when
they could play in the same movie.
Gotta watch it :)
Directed by
Jon Avnet
Produced by
Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson,
Daniel M. Rosenberg,
Lati Grobman, Randall Emmett
Written by
Russell Gewirtz
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino,
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson,
Carla Gugino, Donnie Wahlberg,
Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo
Distributed by
Overture Films (USA)
Lions Gate Entertainment (UK)
Release date(s)
September 12, 2008 (USA)
Thriller, Drama
Running time
100 minutes
Gross revenue$71,335,208

Righteous Kill Trailer