Boondock Saints (1999)

DailyView: Day 325, Movie 465

One of the YouTube reactors that I enjoy watching is Ashleigh Burton. She is a millennial who has not seen very many classic movies and she watches and reacts to them. Every once in awhile, she does a film that I have not seen either. Many times I just do not watch that episode, but this week, the Boondock Saints came up and I thought it was a good choice for the DailyView.

I was wrong.

I did not like this movie at all. It was crude, racist, homophobic, and full of violence in the name of religion. It has just about every bad trait imaginable.

Two Irish brothers Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus), kill a couple of Russian mobsters in self-defense. They turn themselves in to the police, including FBI agent Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe) and they are released. The brothers see this as a calling from God and they become vigilantes, killing criminals in Boston. Smecker investigated the murders, but he started to believe in the righteousness of the mission.

Dafoe is way over the top. Flanery and Reedus are fine, but they do not standout as they should. David Della Rocco played a character named Rocco who joined up with the brothers as a way of vengeance toward the crooks who looked down on him. He was sloppy and careless and it was hard to believe that the MacManus brothers would waste their time with someone like Rocco.

It really was a film filled with hatred toward people and I found it quite insulting.

Now to see what Ashleigh thought.

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