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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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go watch paint dryBy mattie70 (5 reviews) , 09 Mar 2013wow, What a waste of 90mins. kept on watching thinking it may get better, just went from bad to worse
Total waste of time!By MKx (1 review) , 28 Feb 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI had high hopes for this film with Bruce Willis and Forest Whitaker - both fantastic actors. But with an awful plot and poor acting from the rest of the cast, this has to be one of the most disappointing films I've ever seen! The plot moves back and forth from the current time to the past and pieces things together as you go through it. Actually it ruins the films. And the ending just leaves you thinking 'right what's next!?' But there is no next and we waited until the very last credit to roll on by to make sure!! Please don't waste your time!!
AVOID, AVOID, AVOIDBy PPottz (12 reviews) from London , 26 Feb 2013I've watched some seriously bad 'B' movies in the past knowing full well that they would be a bit dodgey. But this one has got to beat them all at being the best of the worst. What a total pile of doggy doo. My advice is simply do not rent it unless you get some gratification out of watching grass grow...
No catch, no story!By a customer , 17 Feb 2013Awful - worse than watching paint dry! Minimal story line & protracted converstaions. A waste of 90 mins ........... don't bother!.
WTF - WAS THAT ABOUT?By clinton13 (14 reviews) from Moira , 17 Feb 2013Do not waste one second of your life watching this pointless load of utter nonsense. Expected better from Bruce Willis.