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What were Robert and Michelle thinking


when they chose to act in this bomb? If the actors had been less well-known, this hot mess would have gone straight to video. The movie would have been much better had the violence been toned down and "imagined" like it was in some of the scenes as well as done off-screen.
It is troubling today that young people who think this is a good movie have become so impervious to such disturbing and gruesome violence! Better writing would have saved this dud. Mostly gratuitous violence throughout. Terrible writing! Other dark comedies with anti-heroes have characters that you can like for some reason. There was nothing to like about these characters. I can't believe the two main actors allowed themselves to be seen in this.

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I actually liked the movie a lot, it was fun and totally unrealistic, you're not supposed to take the violence seriously... I didn't find it particularly dark, as it wasn't realistic.

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I'm with you. It wasn't the best but it was amusing at times, and wasn't meant to be taken seriously. Some people just need to kick back and relax instead of getting so uptight.

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Also, I didn't think it was as violent as the OP is depicting. C'mon, there's far worse in most mob movies.

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Yup

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You thought this was gruesome? Stay from Rodriguez or Tarintino. Raging Bull is more bloody than this even.

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This isn't a family movie, that much should be clear. And it was rated R.

But if this was truly a gruesomely violent film, you would have seen the finger get cut off; you would see blood splatters when bullets hit people; people would not just fall over dead when hit, you would see them suffer and hear the blood gurgling in their throats, etc. etc. But still, there was enough to rate it R.

Those are things you see on TV, so it shouldn't be surprised to see it in an adult film, especially one that was rated R.

Speck

(By the way, did you catch the rating on this film?)

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