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Montana (1998)

Kyra Sedgwick , Stanley Tucci , Jennifer Leitzes  |  R |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kyra Sedgwick, Stanley Tucci, Robin Tunney, Robbie Coltrane, John Ritter
  • Directors: Jennifer Leitzes
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 10, 2003
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000092T6O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,954 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Montana" on IMDb

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Kyra Sedgwick, Stanley Tucci, Robbie Coltrane, Robin Tunney and John Ritter star in this thriller about a professional hit woman targeted by her own organization. Claire (Sedgwick) is an accomplishedassassin who gives her all to the boss (Coltrane). But when the boss gives Claire the low-level task of retrieving his runaway girlfriend Kitty, Claire knows she's losing her juice. To make matters worse, the girlfriend (Robin Tunney) commits a murder while in Claire's custody. Forced to flee her own syndicate, Claire soon finds that Kitty is a femme fatale to be reckoned with. Bringing the offbeat excitement of Thelma & Louise to the gritty action of Goodfellas, MONTANA delivers high-impact excitement.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars �Nothing Personal� March 8, 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
`Nothing Personal', as this movie was originally and more aptly titled, is a low-key, darkly funny and engaging depiction of a dysfunctional 'family' of professional assassins in the throes of an internal power struggle. Claire (Kyra Sedgwick) and Nick (Stanley Tucci), a killer team with a romantic past, are sent to retrieve a wayward money-runner who has sold-out their boss (Robbie Coltrane). Thrust into the middle of a plot involving shifting alliances, challenged loyalties and crooked self-actualization theory, the attentive veiwer will be rewarded with many small moments that add up to a movie more substantial than it appears at first blush.
Strong points: The Hoebers' taut script; Director Leitzes' willingness to allow us to deduce much of the movie's background story w/out condescending paint-by-numbers scenes or lame expository dialogue; an effective cast featuring Sedgwick and Tucci's gently expressed adult partnership facing an inexorable fate; Philip Seymour Hoffman's unctuously ambitious provocateur; John Ritter's brief but effectively weighty performance; and perhaps most impressive, Robin Tunney's momentum building depiction of the consistently underestimated `Kitty'.
Weak points: Coltrane's `Boss' seems a bit scattered and inexplicably motivated; a few loose ends in the plot; a vaguely un-anchored setting devoid of police, witnesses or collateral damage.
$8.50 moments: Response of two assassins to being ordered to kill Nick; Claire's turn-about at the tree (and the little boy who drops in); Nick's impression of Elmer Fudd.
This movie's outlook and humor is reminiscent of some of the lack of "honor among thieves" and violence-based humor seen recently in `Out of Sight' and `Grosse Pointe Blank' (admittedly better movies).
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More people need to see this. July 22, 2004
Aside from its refreshingly stripped-down plot, MONTANA is a pretty complex film. I say this because it works on so many levels, and is essentially impossible to pigeonhole stylistically. I suppose it's a crime drama more than anything else, but it's also hilarious, very violent, and not without a healthy dose of action fireworks.

Kyra Sedgewick is amazing as Claire, the only female part of a syndicate of hitmen. Her partner and possible love interest is terminally ill Nick (also played to perfection by Stanley Tucci). In charge of the whole operation is The Boss (Robbie Coltrane), and his assistant, Duncan (Philip Seymour Hoffman). When the Boss's mistress, Kitty (Robin Tunney) runs off, he sends Claire and his son, Jimmy (Ethan Embry), to go retrieve her. Once they find her, Jimmy attempts to rape her, and with nothing else to lose, Kitty shoots him in the head. This, of course, puts Claire in a very bad position.

Every aspect of this film is great. The screenplay (by Erich and Jon Hoeber) is witty, quick, very real, and devoid of convention. Leitzes's direction is down-to-earth, but hardly amateurish, and again, lacking any indie arrogance or MTV trickery. And you couldn't ask for a better group of actors -- there's a real chemistry there.

MONTANA is not going to change your life, but it is a truly exceptional film, and should certainly be unearthed from obscurity.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You gotta love it May 2, 2004
It is easy to see why this movie has with DVD reached cult status. It is John Woo perfect on the conflict between loyalty and integrity, with only two-thirds of the blood. "I love bananas because they have no bones and I hate peaches, because they have stones" - you gotta love it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's beautifull. November 21, 2003
I liked the laid back feel it has.
What I remember most about the movie is the couple and their relationship. I like them because they are witty and strong, and they love each other in a sweet, loyal way that is the total opposite of the saccharine, phony romances I keep seeing in Hollywood films. They are grown-ups and they look like real people and they're charismatic individuals. That's a very needed break from all the bratty, spoiled silly, no-brain teenage movies the movie industry tries (to no avail) to force down my throat.
If it were a samurai movie or something, placed in such an alien and exotic place that your moral code somehow doesn't apply anymore, I wouldn't wonder "Why am I rooting and feeling for a couple or payed assassins?" But although it is placed in our world and our time it's like it's another dimension where it's OK for criminals to be talking to you about morals. They make me want to believe, which just might be the best compliment one can pay to a movie.
I would definitely buy it. And the boss is the giant in Harry Potter.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous work by a young talented director January 30, 1999
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Guns, Blood, Deceit, Lies=Really Cool Flick What a powerful role for a woman- we need to have more of these characters. An exemplary movie by this first time female director. You go girl!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mobbed Up January 27, 2010
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Critics usually use the term "underappreciated" for films like this. In numbers, it's probably true of "Montana", too, but not for those who "know". Never known Tucci to do a mediocre job and as the dying sharpshooter in this film he maintains his high standard. Kyra is a hoot: tough, loyal right bower to Tucci and (to an almost-fatal degree) to her undeserving boss, she's the right mix of velvet and steel. Strong cast (Hoffman, Tunney, Ritter).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
If you like Kyra Sedwick, John Ritter and Stanley Tucci you will love this action adventure and very exciting movie.
Published 6 months ago by B. Woodland
5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie
I personally did not watch this movie, but my father absolutely raves about. He says Kyra Sedgwick's acting is perfect.
Published 12 months ago by Abbie Aylward
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Comedy
This is a sleeper comedy that came out of the 90's & is VERY amusing to watch. NEVERR a dull moment...
Published 18 months ago by Steve T. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars "Montana" DVD
This is a great movie. Quirky, funny and dark all at the same time. If blood makes you squeamish, it's not for you, but the characters and acting are well worth watching. Read more
Published on April 6, 2012 by N. Boyett
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie!
This has become one of my all time favorite movies, such a shame it never got the proper audience it deserves. Read more
Published on March 9, 2012 by Timothy McGivney
5.0 out of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this movie
This movie blew me away. Perhaps it's because I'm a huge fan of Kyra Sedgwick in The Closer- she's a beautiful, tough but soft woman, and this family of thugs reminded me of her... Read more
Published on January 11, 2012 by Chrome Toaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy conclusion to a long search!
I'd been looking for this movie for years and had no luck because it was out of print. So imagine my delight when I found it here and for a great price! Read more
Published on August 23, 2011 by Debra B
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I had hoped.
Great cast and great premise but the movie lagged a few times and seemed to not know where it was going. Some entertaining moments though.
Published on September 2, 2010 by sabre
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprise...
The entire family enjoyed the movie much more than I thought they would. Definitely a movie to see for those who appreciate Kyra Sedgwick, Stanly Tucci, and Robin Tunney... Read more
Published on February 25, 2009 by S. Workman
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very good in any way
There are many weak moments here, in writing, acting and directing. At least it's consistent! At first the script is decent and the actors ok, but the director is bringing nothing... Read more
Published on December 27, 2007 by K. Swanson
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