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|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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Save yourselves, walk awayBy mjbrannelly (2 reviews) , 01 May 2013There ought to be a significant criminal penalty for serving up tripe like this. Shame on you Messrs Willis et all.
worst film everBy a customer , 29 Apr 2013Absolute tripe,don't waste your time. Made no sense whatsoever and the dialogue was woeful. Bruce Willis shouldn't have touched this film and poor Helen Hunt never even got any lines. Fast forwarded it to the end
to much talking and not enough WillisBy MitchMitchell (11 reviews) , 14 Apr 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI was expectingalot more from this film,it did have Bruce willis in it but only at the end..the film spent to long with people pointing guns at each other and talking,talking,talking on and on and on well you get the picture..not a bad film but not good..
Dont waste your timeBy a customer , 28 Mar 2013Total rubbish one of the worst films we have ever seen Bruce Willis and Forrest Whittaker in. Dont be fooled by star names.
disappointing ,don't waste your timeBy ebc (1 review) , 18 Mar 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHidevery disappointing film with even Bruce Willis unable to make it any better. Slow pace and uneventful with no real plot or action.