Friday, September 12, 2008

In Theaters: Righteous Kill 

It’s weird and depressing to see Robert De Niro and Al Pacino inhabit roles like this: tired, plot-driven, unimaginative and clichéd. Weird because we know they’re both capable of better performances, even on their worst days; depressing because the lead characters in Righteous Kill—brokedown cops with shaky morals and failing faith—are a third-generation Xerox of the kinds of characters both actors made a career out of defining. It’s a little like watching The Clash cover My Chemical Romance songs.



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