When I walked into Righteous Kill I was expecting two things. Entertaining acting jobs by Al Pacino and Robert De Niro and a decently good crime thriller. Well, I got the first one, but I can’t say the same for the second one. I’ve always liked Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, who hasn’t, but unlike most, I’ve always liked Al Pacino better than De Niro, probably always will. Same goes for this movie, I honestly think that Pacino is a better actor. It was entertaining to watch them work together, but they didn’t save the movie. I’ll say this, any other actors and this movie would’ve been absolutely terrible.
So anyways, I went in expecting a crime thriller, but instead got a predictable attempt at something with a confusing plot, and terribly amateur and annoying editing that had no place in this movie. I went in expecting Departed and got an attempt to put a pair of masterful actors into the new teen rap and club scene. Instead of making the movie realistic and grisly they tried to make it a more mature teen movie. My biggest problem with the film was the fact that they tried to force what they thought would be a surprise ending on you, but any moron could pick up on it with the first 10 minutes and it just wasn’t clever at all. This is a dumb movie with brilliant actors and I hope they can work together again so they can redeem themselves from this mess of a film.