Excerpt: I was surprised when the screener for Catch .44 showed up in the mail, a flashy looking thriller sporting a relatively decent cast (Bruce Willis, Forest Whitaker, Brad Dourif) and I hadn’t heard of it.
Excerpt: Bold bad girls, bigger and badder bad guys, and a bag full of money from a busted coke deal gone wrong, all coming together in a crescendo of crummy crime, culminating in a Mexican standoff in an old interstate diner—one with an old jukebox tucked away in a corner, supplying a catalog of obscure...
Conclusion: If you’re in the mood for a crime caper gone bad with a great ensemble cast then look no further than Catch .44. The Blu-ray looks fantastic and the lossless DTS soundtrack will knock you on your behind. The special features are slim, but the commentary track is worth a listen.
Conclusion: Have you seen the self-proclaimed ads on the cover art for 'Catch .44' that claim it is "in the tradition of ' The Usual Suspects ' and 'Reservoir Dogs?' If dropping references to those two classics makes you want to check out 'Catch .44,' then just revisit those two films and get some satisfaction...
Conclusion: Catch .44 is derivative moviemaking through and through; it reels in a few name actors but fails to nab anything else of substance. The entire thing is like a bad dream mashup of Tarantino movies gone wrong.
Excerpt: Who does Bruce Willis owe a favor? After Setup , the superstar delves into this mind-numbing, slow moving, Tarantino knock-off with zero original flavors. The box art claims Catch .44 is in the tradition of Reservoir Dogs and Usual Suspects , which is only slightly misleading.
Excerpt: Det dröjer inte länge innan jag minns en annan tid. Jag minns den uppsjö av av actionthrillers med låg budget som kom i kölvattnet av "Reservoir Dogs" och "Pulp Fiction", som marknadsfördes med Quentin Tarantinos namn trots att Tarantino inte hade minsta lilla fis med dem att göra.