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Walken plays Carlo Bartolucci (also known in the movie as Charlie Barret), a mob boss recently returned from prison and having a night out on the town. During this he is joined by a group of college-aged kids also seemingly celebrating. As the night continues, these youngsters kidnap him.
After a few turns the kids motives are revealed: They're going to use Charlie's ransom money to pay off ANOTHER ransom, that of one of the kidnapper's girlfriends. What follows is a beautifully political example of Stockholm's Psychology as Walken's mob boss systematically turns each of the conspirator's against the other, all the while contacting his right-hand man, played by the fabulously energetic Dennis Leary.
Though this picture has many strong points, including a great plot, excellent scripting and superb acting, it has a few flaws that warrant a four-star rating rather than a five-star, in my opinion. First is the pacing. At times, the movie drags in places where it seems as if the writer wasn't sure what to do next. Though it swiftly recovers from these moments, they still occur enough to bring an impatient sigh or two.
Some of the cinematography is lacking as well, speaking characters are slightly blocked or transitions a bit questionable. There isn't any shaking camera or bad panning, just a few places where I think it could have been done better.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don’t know if it is a coincidence that Pulp Fiction rocked our society in 1994 and Suicide Kings came out in 1997. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wesley Bob
The movie has excellent bones. A group of friends kidnap a mob boss to assist them in solving their problems; there are original plot twists and surprises as the story unfolds. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alex Scorpio
This suspense thriller is cleverly written, has very good performances, a greatly carried out plot, a little bit of comedy, and couple of great twists and turns. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mars
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