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Why is the "dirty cop" part necessary? It has no bearing on the story. Why is everyone always angry, shouting, and arguing? Is the arrest of the drug kingpin by Santana a dream or reality, and why is it filmed so differently than the rest of the movie (with a "tacked on" look)? The accidental killing of the third, religious brother is poorly staged and completely unconvincing. A seasoned cop, running into a stranger standing openly on a well-lit corner does not "accidentally" shoot them in the chest. The whole mistaken identity concept that occurs afterward is absurdly unlikely. Santana, supposedly a young rookie, appears to be at least 35 years old. None of the characters resemble the alternate actors chosen to portray them at an earlier age, except for Harvey who looks the same (very old) all the way through, etc. etc. etc.Read more ›
Nah, they aren't partners, but they make the movie memorable.
It's not over the top, very believable.
Cop killers get away with it for years.
Slumlords get out of jail, then whacked.
Clues point to the cop killers.
Let the fun begin.
The only thing not explained is how Leguizamo's face became disfigured.
One assumes due to the slumlord fire, but it's never shown.
Not much eye candy ...
plot > Who killed the cop?
sub plots > What happened?, Who's the bad guy?, Can people heal?
good balance of action, drama, relationships, family, violence & teamwork
This is storytelling.
When I first saw the movie poster...I though...meh...they are trying to capitalize on the Boondock Saints 2 that hit theaters around the same time, but because I love Johnny Legz and Harvey Keitel...I figured I would give this a shot. While there are slight similarities between the two films THE MINISTERS is no Boondock Saints..and that is a good thing. It is original, and visceral in it's own right. The story is a large one that spans decades but is crammed into a one hour and twentyfive minute film, because of this it seems like the writing is rushed...or perhaps it is the editing which makes the film feel a bit rushed... I guess Reyes does not have the clout to pull of a 3 hour flick yet in his career...this film could have been allot better with more time spent on character development and story arch. That being said I do not think this was a bad movie at all...in fact I LOVED IT.
Johnny Legs plays twins Dante and Perfecto, from the Bronx New York. The two had an accident in the 70's and feel like the lord has given them the go ahead for a little divine vengeance. Reyes does well with what he is allotted in terms of run time, and John Leguizamo and Harvey Keitel are stellar...in the film would have not been the same without them. This was one of Keitel's best performances in years...if not ever.
The story develops in a way that can be a bit predictable because of the pacing but it is action packed, and highly entertaining....a must see to start your new year.
This Avenging Angel scenario has pretty much been done to death at this point, and "The Ministers" brings nothing new or interesting to the genre. Franc. Reyes is responsible not only for the contrived, melodramatic screenplay and lackluster, pedestrian direction, but also for eliciting some of the worst performances of their careers out of Leguizamo and that crusty, battle-scarred stalwart, Harvey Keitel, as a veteran cop with a secret. After all, with material this lame, it's rather hard to lay too much of the blame at the feet of the actors.
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Have not watched the movie yet but the case of the disk is severely damaged even thought the outer box was fine. Hopefully this disk plays.Published 1 month ago by Jessica
this is a awesome movie. the acting is great especialy by John Leguizamo. the story is good and the suspense is good. this is a good movie. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David
John Leguizamo has too acting roles in this movie, one of a pyscho crazy brother and the other brother as the psycho one they kill and steel, its is a very good movie to watch.Published 11 months ago by perucho99
I bought this movie because of the price and John Leguizamo. I was really surprised on how good this movie is. Read morePublished on March 10, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I am a good fan of John, I love all his jokes movie ,plays and he is a great manPublished on November 28, 2012 by Nat
I bought this movie because I'm a fan of Florencia Lozano (Celeste), she said in an interview that she'd always wanted to carry a movie and finally had. Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by Rachel Duncan
I didn't even finish watching. I was already tired of all the cops and killers cliches when a drug lord captured two undercover cops (bad cops on the take) and tortured them. Read morePublished on May 11, 2012 by Barbara Frederick