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Sunday, September 14, 2008
Righteous Kill - R
Turk (DeNiro) and Rooster (Pacino) are cops who have been partners over 30 years. They are investigating a vigilante who kills criminals who have walked despite their crimes. They include a rapist, a drug dealer, and a hit man. The thing that bothered me is that they had to include a pedophile priest as one of the "victims". I don't think that was necessary to the story. It was just a chance to malign the Church. Two other detectives, Perez and Riley, are also investigating the killings. Next to each of the victims is a poem explaining why they were killed. All 4 detectives agree that they are probably looking for a copy or ex-cop. Karen Corelli is also a detective who is also dating De Niro. There are two sex scenes involving them. The story is mostly narrated by the killer. Look for a twist at the end: things (and people) are not always what they appear to be. I enjoy movies where you can't figure out the ending.
Content warnings: 2 sex scenes with Turk and Karen, and the F word is used quite a bit. Other than that, the usual shooting and violence you'd expect in an R-rated cop movie.
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