A very pained man plots a most artistic, original revenge, after his wife is killed by a mobster. (by darkdragon8987)
This movie totally rocks!! Especially for all of you who fell in love with Christian Slater's performance in "Heather's". He has this "face" that just cannot be duplicated- the eyes, that grin, the eyebrows, the wicked voice. But he never could really grasp that perfection again. Oh, he was GREAT in "Murder in the First"; GOOD in "Untamed Heart", "Hard Rain", "Broken Arrow", and "True Romance"; OKAY in "The Contender", "Young Guns 2", "Robin Hood"; and although "Pump Up the <more>
Volume" was a little weird, it was actually enjoyable. My point is, after "Heathers", it took Slater 22 YEARS to again reach that perfect character. He being the bad guy , performed his BEST acting ,since "Heathers", in this movie. Very memorable performance. And the perfect role for him. Then there's Wes Bentley- mostly known for his "dark" roles I mean, look at that face, those eyes- he just screams those types of roles! . But after great performances in movies like "Ghost Rider", "American Beauty", "Soul Survivors", "The Ungodly", and "P2", you will be pleasantly surprised with Wes' role in this movie. He's a man in pain, after losing his wife to a killer, yet he's kind of hard to figure out. Yeah, he's gonna go after the guy for revenge, but it's his methods that kind of confuse you. You're actually completely unsure of Wes' full intentions until THE very end of the movie. If you're a smoker, you'll want to go for a smoke, if you're not, you might want a cigarette anyway! The cool thing about the movie as a whole is, the fact that there's not fifty characters running around , to keep up with. Just a handful of great performances from beginning to end. And the movie does us the favor of going straight from the beginning to the end, without a lot of bullshit, stalling, or boring periods of time to endure. I couldn't think of anything that I would change, or add to this movie. It was moving, exciting, sad, eerie, unpredictable, and definitely original. No, I haven't read the book, and I don't intend to- I haven't had a movie "grip" me in this way in a long time, and I don't want to chance altering that. I have to add, that Al Sapienza, who I had NEVER heard of in my life, was also excellent in this movie. He has a certain "it" factor going on, and he played his role well. Nice on the eyes, as well . My opinion: If you like a good thriller not horror , with continuous entertainment from beginning to the end, then you have got to check out this movie. Especially those of you, like me, that have been desperately waiting for Christian Slater to "push" that "bar" again- HE FINALLY DID IT!! GAVE IT 100%!! . Enjoy.
i really enjoyed it. worth watching (by digital_accsses)
Just watched the movie a min ago, and I have to say, I enjoyed it. The story line is very good, and it keeps you hooked to it and wanting to get more out of it, but then all movies based on Stephen King's novels are. the acting was pretty decent as well, both lead actors played their role perfectly and I always saw that Christian Slater dose better roles as a villain, don't know he just have this evil look in him, The story was very real and without exaggeration, and it flows with the modern times that we are in, there is some action and some moments that just keep you on your feet. <more>
Some great lines and quotes are in there as well. Over all this is a pretty decant revenge movie, and I would recommend it to anyway who enjoys a good film.
Beasts we are, lest beast we become (by shinsrevenge)
This unusual movie offers a realistic approach on the whole "lonely avenger" topic. You see a school teacher getting a breakdown after his wife gets killed by a car bomb ordered by Mr. Dolan Christian Slater . He loses himself in hatred, despair and revenge plans, giving up everything he holds dear to avenge the death of the woman he loved.This is where things took a darker, deeper turn than I would have thought possible. For you see, once the teacher traps his nemesis into a hole and starts burrying him alive, Dolan starts arguing to convince him to stop. And he's damn good at <more>
it. For example he states that he only killed for business, not for pleasure. And that the teacher has already become something far more evil than Dolan ever was by commiting this act.This movie will have you thinking about right, wrong and the question whether or not the end justifies the means long after it's over. My only complain is that it lacked Christian Slater. He played a minor part in this movie and you didn't see him much.
I'm not sure why this would be a direct to DVD movie because it is a lot better than some of the crap I have seen hit the theaters. I mean, the movie "The Watchmen" made it into the theaters didn't it? or "The Spirit? Now those were a waste of time in my opinion. I love Christian Slater and he did an excellent job portraying an evil bastard that you love to hate. As said on another comment, it's not a huge blockbuster but it is definitely a good watch and I would recommend it. Perhaps you need to be a little morbid to enjoy it as much as I did but it needs to get <more>
the recognition that it deserves. Just because the trailer shows a lot of the movie doesn't mean you know everything. Trust me, I was surprised at the end. I give it a "2 thumbs up!"
As a lifelong reader of Stephen King, I got this on-sale-for-five-bucks-at-redbox movie expecting an epic flop. I didn't even realize they'd made a movie out of what is I shiite thee not one of my top 3 favorite Stephen King stories of all time, but I saw it had Christian Slater and Blackheart from Ghost Rider and...gravy.Honestly, I bought the movie thinking that Slater was the protagonist, so imagine my shock when I found out he was playing Dolan. When I read the story as a kid, I think I imagined Dolan as more of a Robert DiNiro, Al Pacino or even Mickey Rourke. Given those <more>
biases, I really had a hard time buying Slater as Dolan. At first. However, I really saw him come into his own in those scenes where he's looking at the girls, the very end in the Caddy and some of his sleazier moments. Still, I think that Slater was a little too young-looking to portray a gangster.I'll agree with most other reviewer's assertions that the last third was the best part. But I will add that even if the rest of the movie completely sucked, it was still worth it to see those two play out the final scene that Stephen King painted years ago. The scenes where Richardson stood screaming at his shredded gloves was right out of my imagination. Fantastic.In short, I give about 15 minutes of this movie a 4 and the rest a 9, so it averages out to an eight. Definitely worth the $5 I paid for it by easily a factor of four.
The film Dolan's Cadillac" addresses the sad issue of the traffic of illegal immigrants in the United States, in this case women destined for prostitution rings. Jimmy Dolan is one such trafficker. The part is played in a masterful way by Christian Slater who manages to appear as a particularly vicious and spiteful character. He is especially brilliant in the last scene. The film uses the old time narrative favorite of taking a Mr Everybody, in this case Wes Bentley in the part of a school teacher, placed in a situation he is not cut for, thus ensuring viewer identification with <more>
the main protagonist. A short thriller – unlike some other material by Stephen King – with good montage and music.