The Boondock Saints (1999) - Action, Crime, Thriller

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Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.

IMDB: 7.8
Director: Troy Duffy
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery
Length: 108 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 108 out of 904 found boring (11.94%)

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What you should expect is a very fun and highly entertaining movie that challenges your personal moral debates on the lesser of two evils and vigilante justice.

It is filled with pointless scenes.

This goes up near the top of my list of all-time worst movies.

And some scenes are genuinely funny, others genuinely exciting.

From the get go, the plot is slightly confusing.

Not quite as good as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, but still entertaining .

Boondock Saints gets to the point and keeps the viewer on the edge of their seats; the viewer has no idea where the movie is going to go next.

An empty void.

To someone who looks a little deeper, its a great movie with a unique, entertaining way of telling its story.

To make things worse, the action was mild and boring.

What's even more fascinating than this post-burrito-diarrhea ejection is the documentary Overnight, which observes in painful detail a fool and his ego.

If you think that playing Grand Theft Auto while Grandma visits on Mother's Day is entertaining, you'll certainly consider this wonderful fun.

So bad it's unwatchable.

I think the director is pretty religious and has thought much about these things, because otherwise he wouldn't have included these religious elements in his film and he probably would've done totally pointless gun fight filled actioner!

I definitely don't think that it's the highest quality film of all time, but to me, it was definitely the most entertaining.

This is one of the most god awful, pretentious pieces of garbage ever put on film.

Who sees this convoluted, simple minded exercise in right wing propaganda and actually buys into its half-assed morality lecture?

If not for a few interestingly conceived and staged action sequences, I would have walked out of the theater before intermission (that's why there are no more intermissions in movies: too many people would just leave most films).

Downright Entertaining .

passionate and breathtaking by far my most favorite movie that was ever created.

With all the movies out there though, it doesn't bother me at all, and I'm sure the directors and producers knew of it anyways, so I don't waste too much time thinking about that one.

I found the movie to be both entertaining and moving.


Entertaining and blunt movie .

Duffy masks the contrived plot and silly, inexplicable motives for characters with violence.

It was good, it was entertaining, and I thought it was smart.

A fantastic movie; intriguing plot crazy dialogue, diverse characters, all out fun.

Directed and written by a sped who knows less than nothing about directing and writing, the cinematography is dull and ugly, acting is some of the most awful I have ever seen (and yes, I did see Cyber Tracker 2), etc. Not to mention that this movie is not funny at all, not even by accident.

you don't really know the actors from other movies (except william dafoe, of course) so everything is completely unexpected.

All in all, The Boondock Saints is an interesting idea written and filmed with disappointing and predictable Hollywood cookie cutter styles.

By Hollywood standards, this would constitute a real head-scratcher, but instead you get the some old cliché explanations and the movies marches forward looking for another opportunity to drop the F-bomb.

"The Boondock Saints" is one of the most enjoyable films I have ever seen.

i've encouraged quite a few people to watch it & more than a few of them have enjoyed it about as much as you possibly could enjoy a movie.

I found myself completely immersed within 5 minutes.

Nevertheless, the film is still very enjoyable.

For those reasons I found I quite enjoyed it.

The acting was absolutely awful, the characters weren't even close to developed, and the plot was so trite that it hurt to watch.

The story really makes you think, the characters are very likable and intriguing, and the direction was superb.

At least, quite a BAD right-party propaganda movie.

Far from the great streetsmart action film that it is praised to be, Boondock Saints is a severely banal and contradictory film that contains poor acting, poor accents and even poorer performances.

No one ever said movies had to be believable, and this movie definately isn't, but the characters are intriguing, as are their motives.

Worst movie I have seen in a while .

To add insult to injury, it is incoherently directed which makes an uninteresting story and characters even more difficult to care about.

I liked this movie but it was sort of hard to follow.

Another Bad Cliche (Spoiler A Little Bit) .

I found the film exciting and thought provoking.

No mater how you answer it, this movie definitely makes you think while, at the same time being extremely entertaining.

If I took extraordinary acting and mixed it in with perfect direction, flawless cinematography, and the worlds most diversely entertaining script.

Quick, fast paced camera work and excellent photography helps to move the story along.

sure, it's corny and somewhat predictable...

However, it is quite formulaic with some social dialogue that makes people happy.

If you somehow manage to make it completely through this crap from start to finish, then you have seen the worst movie ever made.

Simply amazing and stunning.

I found it to be entertaining though and recommend it to viewers who are not too squeamish.

I also thought this film was hilarious as well as intense, the way Dafoe plays against his stereotype as being gay is pure class.

The editing leaves the story a bit disjointed.

The camera work done is superb, and the timing of the scenes is intriguing.

In fact I like watching you're average B-movie trash more than the boring mainstream crap put out by the big studios.

Cons: Utter cr*p for a script; very bad acting overall with only few exceptions; laughable, pathetic characters; illogical, predictable, stupid.

From the shoddy acting to the pretentious tacked on biblical aspect of the plot everything about this film displays a writer and director with far more ambition than talent.

but beyond that it's pretty intense in its awesomeness.

Incredibly Fun and Entertaining .

Pretty good, a little hard to follow .

"The Boondock Saints" is a rather enjoyable movie, with some bright moments- as well as some setbacks.

William Dafoe was creative, entertaining, and ended up be coming an inspiration to the detectives that worked under him.

This was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.


I actually think that the story surrounding the making of this movie with it's director's rapid rise and fall in Hollywood is much more entertaining.

While each of these sequences is breathtaking to say the least, at points the lack of a "big picture" becomes all too apparent.

Don't waste you time or money renting it, just get it over with and buy it right away.

Mind you, "The Boondocks Saints" is not remotely believable, but it is a terrific, entertaining, action-packed opus with colorful character, blue dialogue, and Duffy's imaginative staging.

While watching the movie I was secretly wishing for someone to kill off the 2 bland brothers so the movie could end.

It's exciting, it's funny, it's entertaining.

I'm most definitely among the lovers out there and the reason for this is simple : out of all action films I've ever seen, "The Boondock Saints" seemed the most entertaining, the most visually appealing, the most original and the funniest to me.

Thus it becomes boring.

its just a great concept of movie very original , very entertaining and good action scenes.

I was on the edge of my seat with laughing and suspense.

Everything else - yawn.

Waste of time .

The film was action packed, they had me on the edge of my seat all the way through.

Being a big fan of the 'genre' (if you can call it that), I was expecting Boon Dock Saints to be a lot more entertaining.

They enjoyed it more than I did!

Or, you'll get stuck wasting hours on boring, played out garbage like The Hateful Eight or The Man From U.

It's just a very good movie, brilliantly directed and very enjoyable for anyone who likes a good action/crime movie.

An absolute waste of time action movie with pious pretenses of being a thought provoking play of morality.

It was a good idea, as the film is very enjoyable.

The flow of the movie was intense.

From the two brothers who are flawed, contradicted and pathetic characters, who are in the movie to tote guns and sport bible lines all to a hip soundtrack and Troy DUffy's pathetically uninteresting vision.

As an added bonus, it has twists, turns, distinct and well-acted characters, a constant stream of funny lines and very solid action, as well as gripping story telling.

Intriguing setting; the Irish-Catholicism is a cool theme.

If the good guys kill the bad guys, we will have no more bad guys," then uses that simple notion as a frame on which to drape a whole lot of boring shooting and cursing.

The construction of this film was comprised very well to to keep you on the edge of your seat in suspense.

While this film is brutal, it is quite entertaining and brings to light the following question: Is it intrinsically evil to slaughter those who are evil, for the purposes of good?

After watching the riveting documentary OVERNIGHT, I just had to rent THE BOONDOCK SAINTS to see what all the fuss was about.

OK, the film is awesome but I think its fair to also say it is excellent: its highly entertaining and it makes us, the audience, think (and argue about ad nauseum on IMDb).

Its a fun movie to watch when you're bored.

The opening sequences start with all the potential for a story line that could draw in the viewers, provide connectable characters, and entice with suspenseful action.

" It's a fascinating account of Troy Duffy's self-destruction.

The action sequences are very well done and entertaining and really keep the film going.

The moral or theme has been done before- and done better- but the story and characters are compelling enough to make it interesting.


The action is dull and nothing we haven't seen before.

This could be the worst movie I've ever seen.

Boondock Saints is original and entertaining from beginning to end.

I have to say this is one of the worst movies I have ever finished.

Unexpected delight.

Big waste of time boring and weird .

It kept him on the edge of his seat and he actually laughed out loud several times.

The action scenes felt gripping and somewhat intense.

It kept me on the edge of my seat and was one of the few films I can think of that gave me chills...

this movie was remarkably unintelligent, and a waste of time.

The comedy bits are cliché, as are the characters themselves.

I thought it was just me, but the other three people I watched this with also found it a little hard to follow.

Embarrassingly predictable twists and cheesy Hollywood clichés turn the film into a stew of triteness.

However, I do find the movie entertaining for the most part, particularly the scene where Willem Dafoe's character is "there" while he recounts the poker game murders.

And the plot is on top of all that both intriguing, exciting and provoking.

Overall, the film has a great mood, great setting, entertaining characters, etc. Some of the criticisms i read bother me.

Actually quite entertaining and worthy of its cult status .

Recommended for a boring sat / sun afternoon when u really don't want to go to a multiplex to see CGI created super heroes fighting 'science gone wrong' supervillians.

" The result is something similar to these movies; an exciting, technically proficient popcorn movie.

In a picture encyclopaedia, a still from this movie appears next to the word 'cliche' .

), this movie is still an excellent example of a lower budget movie that really kicks ass, and offers a fast paced, action packed joy ride.

worst movie I've seen in a while.

overrated and boring .

If you are ever so incredibly bored one day and decide to watch this, take my word for it...

That's original, nifty, and highly entertaining.

While some parts may be predictable, there are few movies that aren't so.

Acting isn't exactly the best, but it actually makes the movie and the plot was surreal and exciting.

This movie is so flawed, so cheesy, and so boring I was shocked after I watched it.

the whole movie has its funny scenes, and its very action packed scenes.

Sure, some people could say that that makes them unrealistic, but I think it makes them more intriguing.

The dialogue was also over the top, unmotivated talk, yells, screams, and unmotivated usage of the f-word in some scenes just made me yawn...

Psychopathic reactionaries like Troy Duffy seem to have hit the "hip jackpot" of blood, guns, snuff & torture scenes, heavily choreographed "slow mo" shootouts and fake, "snappy" dialog replete with obscure pop culture references ...

Ten minutes into the movie, I was so disappointed I wanted to turn it off.

My recommendation is to buy or rent this film and watch it on an empty stomach with plenty of beer and Irish whiskey and several of your best buds.

Extremely entertaining, violent, with a great sense of humor .

Naturally I dislike such a genre, but this film was enjoyable.

This, quite simply, is one of the most entertaining movies I've ever seen-too bad that it was highly underrated.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed it and thought his character was a brilliant prodigy for the genre.

It is sure to be action packed and suspenseful.

Any objections to what this movie is saying about how "murder" is right must have been written by someone who either fell asleep during the movie or is just a bit slow, the movie doesn't say that at all(the movie simply has good people doing what they feel is right and if we all did what we actually thought was right wouldn't this world be a better place?

De Foe's character is supposed to be witty and brilliant but comes across as just weird and boring.

Now to sound a bit cliché, if you liked Pulp Fiction, Desperado or Once Upon a time in Mexico, you will love Boondock Saints.

The most under-rated actor in Hollywood, Sean Patrick Flanery, rises to the occasion in this very entertaining action film.

William Defoe was horrible in this and his character was unpredictable and lacked any depth.

Jeff Danna has composed an incredible soundtrack that complements the flow of the film and when combined with the brilliance of the director eliminates the lulls you find in most movies.

Highly recommend it to anybody that enjoys cult movies.

The plot is fast paced, the characters are exciting, and the ideas produced by the characters just like anyone elses "secret life of crime" dreams.

this movie is great ..even that i`m a muslim and it`s all about saints and christianity etc.but i really love it ..i enjoyed Dafoe`s performance and the brothersas well ..and man ..that italian guy was really funny ..specially in that scenewhen he breaks into the apartment with a six bullets pistol..LOL a really enjoyable film ..i give it 9/10

It doesn't FEEL like an action flick, because it is so simply enjoyable.

What was anticipated to be an ordinary mafia, 'good guys conquer' film unravelled as a fast paced, witty, funny, realistically violent, clever & an intense film that needed to be watched at least several times to be fully appreciated.

The editing can be sloppy, and the cinematography led to some confusion.

It's a by the numbers B movie vigilante flick with a pretentious and underdeveloped religious aspect tacked on.

Another cliche was the old Irish bartender with Tourette's Syndrome.

); then the next day, we have a few 10th rate actor wanna-be's doing riffs on every Tarantino/Boyle/Ritchie cliché in the book (all unmotivated swearing and tough guy antics); then we have the DVD ejecting from my player.

The film is a total bore and its blatant attempt to rip off films of Quentin Tarantino, Luc Besson and Guy Ritchie come off as pitiful more than flattering.

This was a unexpected, delightful movie .

I really like it because Troy Duffy found a very fascinating way to show a movie.

Don't Waste Your Time.

Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he was to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing I was bored senseless by this "supposed" cult classic.

The shootouts and crimes were thrilling and interesting.

I even found Guy Ritchie's "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" to be a more enjoyable and accomplished film.

Really thrilling.

old concept, new twist..and worth watching .

If you are looking for an underground movie that is entertaining and not intellectually insulting (as some independent films can be), then try the Boondock Saints.

" I also thought Duffy's was well suited to the tone of the movie, and created several fascinating shots that I love as a film student.

Troy Duffy's writing and directing style sports enough freshness, snappy dialogue, and inventive violence that it's easy to see why an impressed Harvey Weinstein called the script "PULP FICTION with soul.

The next hour and fifteen minutes were a waste of film, time (mine included), and money.

The moral tone of the movie, well, obviously justice is a bit more complex than that, but it's a MOVIE, and the perspective of it is engrossing.

I felt the movie was forced and very pretentious in almost every way.

The only thing that the film is trying to do is create a violent, bloody adrenaline cocktail.

I could spend time critiquing this film's dubious and infantile morality, the hokum posited as philosophy, the poor writing, the self-indulgent, careless and flabby directing, the 'by-the-numbers' acting, the terrible Irish accents ('to be sure, to be sure ...

The twist also was unexpected.

I went into it expecting some fresh exciting crime film with good acting and directing.

My verdict: `The Worst Movie Of All Time' just seems to be right for this one.

The Saints don't benefit from the comparison, either, considering Fiction is an ambitious, label-defying, scene chewing mega-monster, while they're just suitably entertaining bullet spitters with an accent.

As soon as possible We´ll show this and sell an entertaining movie to our guests.

Duffy thinks he's John Woo in his prime, and decided to shot every single shooting sequence in this mess in SLOOOOOOOOW MOTION, making it a complete bore to watch the same gimmick over and over.

if you're looking for a funny and generally all around entertaining movie...

The end result in this case is a light-hearted, entertaining movie, that is professionally made.

Did I unknowingly fall asleep after the opening credits and dream a really bad movie?

If you are an immature male teenager you probably going to like this movie, non-ethic plot, lots of heroic violence, boring f-word dialogs, unrealistic acting.

The story is entertaining and will make you laugh and feel at the same time.

The action scenes are beautifully done, and the slow-motion increases the adrenaline.

I heard somewhere that they meant truth and justice, but that seems to be too cliché.

Really entertaining, with some flaws .

The dialogue was bland, the directing uninspired, and the acting simply poor.

The style of the movie was intriguing.

And amid the script that goes nowhere, there's one or two well-written lines but ultimately, this is a complete waste of time.

All in all, it sounds terrible - and could well be to many other people - but I'm giving it a seven out of ten for being an entertaining one of a kind, although I suspect it to be a fluke.

Willem Defoe puts forth a breathtaking performance.

This film is overwrought with religious iconography (seemly only to add some depth to the shallow characters), pretentious without shame, amateurish, obvious, predictable, confusing and dull.

Hell, even "Cobra" with Stallone was more entertaining.

The whole movie is so disjointed, the dialog so inane, you have to figure the scriptwriters were severely intoxicated fraternity boys; 3) The directing was, we'll here I go again, an abortion.

I've seen a number of gay characters done well in movies, but Willem Dafoe's character Paul Smecker was the only part of the movie that wasn't excellent, the only flaw in an otherwise perfect movie and Dafoe's worst movie.

The action scenes are probably the only real thing this film has going for it, but even they are rather cliché'd shoot outs in a style so reminiscent of Woo that you almost want to turn off the DVD in the middle of the film and watch some Hong Kong cinema.

Its not something high dollar with fancy smancy CGI stuntmen, a high profile director or producer, or a big A-list star, but it is entertaining.

it was an amazing movie with a plot line like I've never seen before, action packed and it hits you right in the nuts with morality issues, do you agree with what they are doing?

It mixes a terrific story, well developed characters, and comedy to entertain the viewer and keep them on the edge of their seats.

The Boondock Saints is an enjoyable parody of modern society for anyone with a sense of humor, style and irony.

Even Quintin movies have predictable themes and moments...

I was encouraged by several people to see this film, telling me it was smart, action packed, funny, and well-written.

Overall, this film is a waste of time for anyone who has realized that there is more to life than Metal Gear Solid and Grand Theft Auto 3.

Totally unbelievable and trite Hollywood movie with little to redeem itself.

This is by far and away the worst movie I've seen since Mo' Money.

The action along with the snappy dialog, Irish accent, humor and the nice filming made it so much more then ordinary.

It's entertaining and exhilarating at the same time.

I thought the movie was a silly waste of time.

An intense movie .

I was on the edge of my seat watching every second of it.

Don't waste your time.

The characters are interesting and quirky, while the main theme behind the movie, the boundaries of right and wrong, is intriguing and original.

a) Adrenaline.

For me this is one of the worst movies I saw this year and I wonder how it could get that high score on IMDb.

An engrossing vigilante movie.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

A Very Enjoyable Movie .

7 out of a 10, maybe with some better action, and some more focus on some more story it would be closer to a 9, its entertaining, its fun, its worth seeing, so see it.

I'd have to say I really enjoyed it due to all of the different languages and cultures incorporated.

Overall, this lowly pion thinks that Boondock Saints is original, well made, funny, entertaining and most importantly sparks a discussion on morality few films can claim to.

I am stunned at the cult status and high score this flick has obtained on IMDb- It is an empty exercise- and I am sort of shocked more people don't think so.

Duffy's commentary track on the DVD is interesting and entertaining, too, though part of its appeal for me was listening to Duffy's tone of voice: it's the tone of a man who knows he's been a jerk and is trying to atone for his sins.

the movie had a good plot but it just seemed it dragged through and never really picked up the pace.

Nevertheless, they are quite entertaining.

A thoroughly enjoyable, albeit, violent and slightly silly film.

Fun, action packed, with a great story.

Other than those story flaws, I thought it was an immensely entertaining movie with good performances all around.

Either way it's sure to be entertaining, although not fully realized.

After a self-defense killing, which triggered a shot of adrenaline against heavy odds to be victorious, they begin to believe they have a purpose on this earth.

It has clever dialog and an engaging storyline.

And, when it comes to down it, I'd have to admit that it's entertaining, despite its flaws.

Yet there is such a kind of formula to it as well, even in the more unexpected scenes.

It is the worst movie I have ever seen.

Currently, the day after seeing it, I can think of very few qualities that made this film worth watching.

It is unoriginal, predictable, and not half as good as most made for TV movies.

He does carry the movie and if not for his presence, the movie may have been a yawner.

Boondock saints i would rate as one of the more entertaining.

This is undoubtedly one of the worst movies of all time!

Intense, insane, unstoppable action-movie, with good performances and a delicious rhythm.

An entertaining movie without any real substance.

Connolly is there for the money and his character is superficial at best and a cameo from pornstar Ron Jeremy is just a pointless and obvious bit of casting.

dick dick dick flick, inconsistent, kinda shoddy, but enjoyable.

I highly recommend it to anyone who likes action.

If someone ever told me to name the top 5 absolute WORST movies ever made, the first one I would think of is this worthless piece of amateurish filth.

It is funny and action packed.

Despite this, we're expected to find these two intriguing simply because the odds are against them.

However, one character I found the least compelling was Il Duce played by Billy Connolly.

While the first 45 minutes still seem to deserve the benefit of the doubt, and there are some nice things about the film (Willem Dafoe's flamboyant character, specially), it is clear after the confessional booth scene that the plot is going nowhere.

Don't waste your time.

Entertaining, Ultra-violent Film .

Worst Movie of all time.

The plot is compelling, well paced, and keeps it in the DVD player.

Some of the looks that pass between the two of them are intense; you can feel what they are saying.

Totally Contrived .

*spoilers My biggest complaint is the campy use of eye prosthetics in the hotel scene, somewhat repetitive crime scene shots and....

They all fell asleep within the first 30 minutes...

The cinematography is nothing too new but is quite interesting and highly stylised, which adds a new depth to the film which makes it much more interesting and so entertaining to watch.

Not as outrageous as Bobby Peru in David Lynch's WILD AT HEART (1990), but far more enjoyable.

This movie is a terrible waste of time.

That being said, some of the acting is excellent, especially from Sean Patrick Flannery whose Irish accent seems flawless and whose performance is intense and likeable.

Every character completely contrived and unrealized.

After a while it just becomes tiresome.

Loud leads, dull pace and overacting ruined this one for me.

This humour backed up with a very strange supporting cast that includes Comedian Billy Connolly, Ron Jeremy and the excellent Davis Della Rocco which adds up to one of the most entertaining films I've seen in ages.

Boondock Saints is one of the most most entertaining films i have ever seen.

This film is fascinating in it's way of glamorizing these killings that these two men go on.

It's an impressive debut for Director Troy Duffy, it's original, entertaining and well developed.

Its cheesy, dull and anticlimactic...

Don't waste your time.

The acting is dull and uninspired, and a lot of the lines of the actors sound like they are reading cue-cards or something.

And have to admit that the movie get's better in the end, the last 10-15 minutes are somewhat enjoyable.

) movie that anyone over thirty will cause confusion.

This movie has it all, it's funny, suspenseful, original...

It is funny, original, unpredictable and thought-provoking.

Don't waste your time.

The brothers could be appealing characters and Dafoe is a compelling actor.

However, instead of it being entertaining, it has strange details littered throughout that push the film into a strange field.

It's so bland and badly directed that I couldn't differentiate the actors from the sets.

It's incredibly repetitive.

That's one of the main reasons why I think this is one of the worst movies ever made.

The prayers is breathtaking.

Short comings: The plot is some what typical or unoriginal, but highly entertaining still, thanks to a few creative spins they threw into the runofthemill story - The violence, language and mild nudity may offend some - Some events of the film feel rather far fetched at times, and less than believable - VERY male dominated (they even punch a violent feminist at one point) If you loved this film, the sequel 'All Saints Day' has been announced.

Nobody did Troy Duffy any favors letting him bring this pretentious, laughable piece of crap to the screen.

Well, now that I think of it, there might be one good thing to come out of this vomit-inducing bore-fest.

However, the director's abuse of power ruins any merit providing a few ridiculously melodramatic "detective-recreation" scenes by Willem DaFoe coupled with a Cliché'd depiction of our "Hero's" in Church and surrounded by G-dlike figures.

Tight, entertaining "pulp movie.

The music is one horrible cliché after another, and makes you wonder if it is a comedy.

if its a little confusing, watch it twice and it will all come together.

That being said, this is easily one of my favorite movies of all time, definitely worth watching at least twice, just to catch everything it throws at you.

The director, Troy Duffy, was able to show that movies can still be engaging and fulfilling to watch even if it is not what we find to be traditional in the action genre today.

The movie is enjoyable for watchers of every age.

Ultimately, it's just a violent, pretentious, idiotic rip-off of a movie.

One of the worst movies I've EVER watched.

When this film first was released I had NO interest in seeing it, however after hearing from four consecutive people how incredible and entertaining this film was I changed my mind quickly and grabbed a copy to enjoy.

It fails, but is nevertheless entertaining.

Characters are varied and surprisingly unpredictable.

So in the end this movie is worth watching, and don't forget to watch the "The Boondock Saints 2:All Saints Day" Also.

Don't waste your time or efforts with this trash unless you're curious to see how poor and terrible one movie can be.

Very entertaining and funny, right up there with Snatch :P

I think this film is worth watching.

This film presents a variety of interesting characters, charismatic and intriguing in their own way, from the brothers with a mission from God to the detective with a moral dilemma.

Despite the quite stupid unrealistic image that: yes again a couple of passionate, street smart, multi-talented, religious, super hero saints will save and bring happiness and joy to a community, The Boondock Saints is an enjoyable flick to watch.

The only way this film can be used is as a torture device if we capture Saddam.

That makes for some giddy action sets early on, sure, but when the story is finally ready to slow down and say something, it's left without anything to lean on.

Its biggest problem is it exists in a no-man's land of style that's both too unique and too cliched, making any of interesting aspect (non-linear storytelling, everything Dafoe is doing) feel more pretentious than earned.

The movie is intense.

The action and the intense drama makes this a must see film for anyone over the age of 13.

What a waste of time.

Twisted, Hard to understand but enjoyable nonetheless.

) David Della Rocco was just as pointless as his character, Rocco.

Many have already compared The Boondock Saints to films like Lock, Stock and Two smoking barrels, Pulp fiction and even Kubrick's The Killing, and they arent entirely wrong; this movie has got plenty of blood, bounty hunters working for bad guys, guns, more guns, snappy dialogue and unpredictable twists...

Very original and exciting plot.. DEFINITE MUST SEE!!!.

Pretentious, vapid crap and an absolute waste of resources that could have been spent far more wisely elsewhere.

Tip to Duffy: Tarantino excelled in ripping-off dozens of films by twisting them into new, more exciting cinema - you, on the other hand, have ripped-off Tarantino, "The Professional" and "Things to do in Denver When You're Dead"...

Kickin' Crime Comedy-Drama, Contrite Commentary Make DVD Well Worth Watching .

This is one of the worst movies EVER.

I highly recommend it to anyone.

What a perfectly quintessential and thoroughly enjoyable action flick.

But if you are looking for something entertaining, don't watch this.

Allowing yourself to be immersed in the story takes some huge suspension of belief.

After i downloaded this movie, the beginning was so blah, but as i watched through it, i was on the edge of my chair waiting for what was going to happen next..I gave this movie a 10, loved it, in fact I had to go and get it again when i couldnt find my copy :Þ.

"Cult movie" or not, this is ridiculous and a total waste of time.

Definitely entertaining.

everyone who i have let borrow this movie has really enjoyed it.

Uneven and derivative but still entertaining .


The conventional use of flashbacks and slow motion become rather mundane.

It actually is entertaining, and that's all we can ask.

However, this movie has a huge list of other problems that make it virtually unwatchable to the knowledgeable movie-watcher.

Rented this movie on the recommendation of my son's friend, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

This film combines awe inspiring visuals with a unique philosophy to keep you entertained all of the way through.

What started out as an interesting premise turned into a rather plodding hike to its somewhat clichéd conclusion.

The only thing that makes you continue watching until the end is the fact that it is a unpredictable story.

No Real Plot.

The movie was at its best when it immersed itself in this weird postmodern hyper-reality.

Its one of those little gems which is far more entertaining than nearly any one of those Hollywood block-busters.

They are pretentious and sanctimonious serial murderers who use religion to justify their crimes.

I was terribly bored.

It turns out the making of "Boondock Saints" was far more entertaining that the movie itself.

One thing I noticed this time was that it is fairly detail-oriented, and the way that the plot unfolds differently from the way that the events proceeded can be confusing.

This is definitely one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

It practically lulled me to sleep.

Though I felt so-so aout the ending, I found this film both exciting and humorous.

The other problem with this movie is its rather predictable story.

) are engaging as Connor and Murphy McManus, the "Boondock Saints" themselves.

While the film is very stylised and sometimes may lose itself in this, but does provide a thoroughly entertaining experience and makes for quite an engaging film.

The dialoge was crap, the acting wasn't very good, this "Rocco" was the most annoying caracter I ever saw in a movie, the story and the gay cop were so cliché,...

It is quite bloody, which makes it more entertaining in my book.

The premise is simple, yet wildly entertaining: two Irish-American brothers are 'given' the task to eliminate the local Russian mob after a bar fight turned into a personal vendetta.

I read in another persons review that this movie kept them on the edge of their seat.

This movie has intense action and a perfectly chosen sound track- The Boondock Saints is so stylish and cool, it's not worth missing.

A definite Pulp Fiction influence can be seen in Boondock Saints, and it is equally entertaining.

Ok, the idea of it might be a bit cheesie, but overall, it's really enjoyable.

First off let me say that the trailer for this movie is one of the more intriguing ones I have seen.

sometimes sharp and well done, sometimes completely silly and shoddy, hi-testosterone without equal intelligence or craft, engaging, interesting, fun.

I thought it was well-acted, hilarious, poignant, moving, and above all else, entertaining, which is all a movie ever needs to be.

The only point I agree on with the television guide is the fact that the story is absolutely unpredictable!

Dull and humorless Tarantino-rip off .

After watching it, well, it's obvious to me now that the coworker is nuts, certainly if he watches this seriously derivative, over-directed bland effort once a week.

Unlike "Pulp Fiction" and previous attempts at a good "gun movie" with snappy jokes, this movie actually succeeds without alienating the common man, and includes the bonus of a poignant message.

The character stereotypes and film clichés are stacked on top of each other and just mashed together to make a unforgettable impact - boredom!

Resevoir Dogs)it can't be good, but how does that matter when the bottom line is that the movie was immensely entertaining.

and damn was it worth the watch.

I could predict almost every scene in the movie and when you can predict a film, it tend to get quite boring.

Simply Breathtaking .

Seriously bland effort .

I've seen it many times and highly recommend it.

After a while the flashbacks becomes so repetitive it's neither shocking nor refreshing when any blood is shed.

Definitely makes you think and extremely entertaining .

okay enoughAs for the movie I say I enjoyed it at parts.

Action Packed, Violently Beautiful, Masterpiece, A Classic .

Movie is a bit slow - not action packed as people describe it.

nothing huge, but unexpected all the same.

As written and directed by novice auteur Troy Duffy, "The Boondock Saints" is pretentious, would-be crime thriller dreck that carries a pungent aftertaste of arrogance on the filmmaker's behalf.

Still, the unconventional scenes it does have make the whole thing worth watching.

The Boondock Saints poses some very intriguing questions, and not in a pathetic and obvious way.

Please don't waste your time.

Such an intense actor, who just shoots off amazing vibes as Connor.

It is however a very unique and exciting - read feverishly good - film that I would advise anybody to see.

This is by far one of the WORST movies I have ever seen.

Sean Patrick Flanery is breathtaking.

The is truly an exciting film with a bit of controversy in taking law into your own hands.

It makes the movie very exciting and keeps you entertained throughout the movie because you see the brilliance of the detective and wonder about the saints' fate as the movie moves closer to the climax.

I am not a prude, but this was so repetitive as to be abusive to the audience.

A must see action packed unique writing and editing style that is not like most movies.

It's a reasonably good, entertaining movie packed with plenty of action.

I must say, I enjoyed it and will definitely be adding it to my DVD collection.

I will add a point on for Willem Dafoe in drag, but I have to deduct a few for being a little hard to follow.

It has a nice little twist near the end and is thoroughly entertaining.

Don't waste yr time .

Boondock Saints is a very enjoyable movie.

Definitely entertaining .

Unfortunately the plot is so weak and predictable that not even an actor of the quality of Willem Dafoe could save it.

A refreshingly entertaining story is complimented by a great cast and superb soundtrack.

I wouldn't go so far as to say this movie is one of the best ever, but it's definitely entertaining and worth watching at least once.

Exciting, Hilarious, Subversive, but Worth Watching Twice Or More.

This is a unique and exciting action film presenting a clever moral dilemma for the viewer.

Wildly entertaining with some outlandish performances by Willem Dafoe, Billy Connelly and newcomer David Della Rocco.

A perfectly entertaining movie to watch.

I would recommend Boondock Saints to anyone who enjoys exciting killings and Violence.

well, I can honestly say that "The Boondock Saints" was one of the worst movies I have ever seen, and had it not been for Willem Dafoe, it would have easily been the worst movie of all time.

Having read some of the other comments by people who have both taken this film seriously, and enjoyed it, I'm very afraid for the future of the human race

The movie is filled with exciting killings that have a comic twist to them.

The filming techniques, too, with the style of flashbacks, creates a thrilling movie experience overall.

So enjoyable seeing a gay character that does not fall into the handiest cliché.

"The Boondock Saints" is a hipster, cult-classic that will keep you engaged throughout with its intriguing non-linear storyline and fitting soundtrack.

There's the pointless confessional booth scene, the cat scene (see `Pulp Fiction'), Willem Dafoe's dancing (and seduction of men), basically everything is awkward and mindless in this crapfest.

It has such an array of amazing film effects used throughout years, ranging from brilliant camera angles and suspenseful slow motion to lighthearted comedy to break the tough moods.

The plot is predictable most of the time.

Worst Movie Ever .

It's worth watching and might get your brain working.

I love the constant mix of intense chant music.

Both those directors have a style that's entertaining and grabs your attention.

What an unexpected joy it was to watch this iconoclastic film.

The movie expects you to be on the side of these terribly boring, uncharismatic characters.

The visuals are stunning and the gunfights are choreographed extremely well.

I have finally found the worst movie of all time!

And him rippin' on the "rookie cop" cliché?

One could suspect that that was the point of the film, but while I see no problem in a film raising such questions, The Boondock Saints hardly does that very well, with its imbecile jokes, and lack of plot and believable characters.

The blood-soaked action sequences are entertaining enough and the film has a certain sense of humor, and even gets hilarious in some parts.

They do this in an entertaining and violent manner.

A brilliant waste of time .

For instance, the scene in which Willam Dafoe attempts to reenact the shootout between the Saints and the Duke doesn't pack the emotional punch that Duffy intends, it only comes off as silly and cliché.

A bonefied cult classic of a film there's so much on offer here be that the cast which comprised of: Sean Patrick Flanery, Willem Dafoe, Billy Connolly or the now "A lister" Norman Reedus of Walking Dead fame, or even the fantastically stylish and well executed plot of the film it's highly enjoyable.

Even Dafoe's character moves from a serious undertaking to becoming a cliché.

Don't waste yr time with The Boondock Saints.

enjoyed it a few times...

A strange and fascinating film about two evil brothers .

Every character in the movie from the unrealistically intelligent-cross dressing-over the top FBI agent to the dull charaictures that are the protagonist is ridiculously ill thought out.

Can you think of a more cliché sequel name, please?

* A paediatrician, because his job title starts with the same 4 letters (3 letters in USA spelling), and uneducated confusion due to use of a slang word "paedo" for "paedophile".