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“Righteous Kill” Great Duo + Lousy Movie = Lousy Movie

September 17, 2008
Long time partners have an amusing conversation.

Long time partners have an amusing conversation.

The performances in Righteous Kill are so nuanced that the already weak story becomes that much more transparent.

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino play police partners who are on the trail of a serial killer that’s killing bad guys whom they believe is one of their own. At one point a psychologist says, “A serial killer cop, never heard of such a thing.” Guess he hasn’t seen Dexter.

After thirty years on the force, the two detectives, can finish each others sentences, but a psychological rift is created as they get closer to the killer. What transpires is supposed to be a mystery, but unless you’ve never seen a movie before you’ll know what the director, Jon Avnet, and screenwriter are up to long before they show their final card.