Catch .44 details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis, Shea Whigham, Michael Rosenbaum, Brad Dourif, Malin Akerman, Deborah Ann Woll, Nikki Reed|
|Collections:||May - Thriller|
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 May 2012|
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The Catch...By Jennish (336 reviews) from Rye , 30 May 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]A mixed bag of fun carnage and annoying and tedious dialogue. About fifteen years ago critics would have waxed lyrical over this early Tarantino inspired thriller and its foul mouthed self conscious postmodernist script. Today all the film references, gags about Bruce Willis (there's even a Pulp Fiction inspired white Honda lurking about) and overly mannered swearing fall a little flat.
The cast is where this film both fails to be good and succeeds in not being dire. The shrill and irritating female gang at the heart of the plot are more reminiscent of that annoying US sorority girl who spent a semester in your halls at uni than a bunch of hardened criminals. They are balanced out by Bruce Willis as sleazy drug kingpin Mel and Forest Whitaker as his psychotic double dealing right hand man, Ronny. It is a shame to see actors of the caliber of Brad Dourif going to waste in underdeveloped supporting roles.
A quality soundtrack, a few fun scenes, and some impressive bloodshed never quite compensate for the annoying female leads, limp script and slick yet unimaginative direction.
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More like Catch 22 situation.By Biscuitbilly (7 reviews) , 13 Nov 2013Could not make head nor tail of this film. Complete waste of one and a half hours that I could have spent watching paint dry. Really bad.
I'll never get that time back gain!By a customer , 01 Oct 2013What a load of total and utter Garbage. No plot, no action, no acting!i can't be bothered to string
this review out to 20 words
A poor, poor film.By Bungomoobear (2 reviews) , 27 Sep 2013A poor, poor film. It attempts to be a Tarrantino film. No substance to the plot. Nothing interesting going on. What a waste of time. I could have been sleeping or doing something else useful.
Better than daytime TVBy GrumpyOldGit521 (1 review) , 21 Sep 2013A tarantino movie without the tarantino touch. It was fun to watch but will not be revisited. A cameo or two from Bruce Willis: was he working on discount?
Utter RubbishBy Marilynn (8 reviews) , 29 Aug 2013Would give this no stars if possible!!! Hated it. Horrible film. would not recommend at all. Full of unnecessary bad language and violence. Shame really cos I probably put this on my list as it starred Bruce Willis but this was not at all up to his usual standard.