Righteous Kill (2008)
Critic Consensus: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro do their best to elevate this dowdy genre exercise, but even these two greats can't resuscitate the film's hackneyed script.
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as Karen Kleisner
as Lt. Hingus
as Det. Riley
as Det. Perez
as Yevgeny Mugalat
as Robert Milton Bradley
as Martin Baum
as Cheryl Brooks
as Jon Van Luytens
as Gwen Darvis
as Judge Angel-Rodriguez
as Father Connell
as Doctor Chadrabar
as Gwen Darvis
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Critic Reviews for Righteous Kill
This thriller by Jon Avnet is mostly by the numbers, and its surprise ending, though effective, feels somewhat forced.
Nearly everything about this film is a cliché.
There's nothing righteous about this tired and tiresome good cop/bad cop NYPD procedural from Avnet; in fact, it's pretty much an abomination from the get-go.
The movie, which has more than 10 credited producers, feels like one of those slick, for-the-money projects Hollywood studios cook up via graph charts and marketing surveys.
Audience Reviews for Righteous Kill
All I'll say for the moment is: "Could have been so much better." Full review forthcoming.
Righteous Kill is an average police mystery/thriller, terribly disappointing considering the two acting giants who star in it. I always like Carla Guginio and John Lequizamo too, but they don't add much here. So, all these actors have done impressive work before, but director Jon Avnet doesn't get much done here. There is some intensity, but its all clichéd and formulaic. Really, is this the best everyone could do? I enjoyed watching Pacino and DeNiro (Rooster and Turk?) together, but RK doesn't compare to Heat, much less Godfather II. This is essentially a bigger budget episode of Law and Order.
ok...a pair of seasoned cops, Turk (Robert De Niro) and Rooster (Al Pacino) are on the case when a serial killer with a vigillante streak starts bumping off bad guys in New York City.They team up with younger detectives Perez and Riley and assisted by crime scene specilist Karen Corelli they work to uncover the killers identity with little more to go on than a poem left as a calling card at the scene of each crime. has an obvious twist~!
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