Excerpt: Connor & Murphy McManus (Sean Patrick Flanery & Norman Reedus) are Irish brothers who live in Boston, as part of a small, close community. The area is home to a lot of people, but most of them remain close and the businesses are mostly owned by locals, so it is sort of a self sustained neighborhood, if you will. So when the Russian mafia starts to push into the neighborhood and take over, it doesn’t sit well with anyone.
Conclusion: I've never understood The Boondock Saints ' enduring popularity. At best, it's marginally entertaining, and at its worst it's a thoughtless, wannabe Tarentino film with no real substance. Fox knows the film is a cash-cow, and the studio is tempting fans to double dip by offering "an all-new special feature that takes you deeper into the Boondock world.
Excerpt: Fraternal twins Conner and Murphey MacMannus are on a mission from God to rid Boston of crime. However, instead of signing up for the police force, these hard-drinking Irish-American brothers take the law into their own hands a la Charles Bronson in "Death Wish". Heralded as saints by the city's beleaguered residents, the brothers also attract the attention of Paul Smecker, the openly gay FBI special agent assigned to investigate the spate of killings amongst the ranks...
Conclusion: Since first seeing the film, I've been confounded by The Boondock Saints . There is certainly a lot to like about the movie; its spirited performances, inspired casting and a genuinely unique story seem to be the ingredients that foster a successful film. Unfortunately, these positive elements just never quite gel into a coherent narrative, and I always manage to part ways with The Boondock Saints asking myself what the point of the movie was.
Excerpt: De flesta filmer man ser brukar man ha hört om nästan till leda innan man själv ser den. Man har hört nyheter om inspelningen, sett intervjuer, bakom-kulissen-reportage, hört recensioner och allt det andra. Kort sagt har man fått i sig en stor mängd förhandsinformation och kanske bildat sig en uppfattning om filmen innan man ser den.