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I just finished Killshot. Pick it up if you see it. I bought mine for less than $15, easily worth it. I love films like this, great cast, well put together, and it's a small rural film almost in the same vein as A Simple Plan.

 

Tom was great. It's not a big part, but it was bigger than I thought it was going to be. Mickey, subtle but great. I love the way his eyes do the acting in this. Joseph Gordon-Levit, oh man. The whole time I was waiting for Mickey to knock the fuck out of him. He's a bratty, slimey fuck who just needs a good beating, and Rossario Dawson. Not a lot there but she made the most of it.

 

All in all, it's a solid little flick. To bad what happened to it in the end, but I'm just glad I got to see it. Easily in the top 5 films adapted from Elmore Leonard books.

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Killshot DVD was released this week:

 

"Although "Killshot" was delayed for almost three years, it is here now and it

still looks like it has potential to be a pretty riveting thriller with an

excellent cast and a talented director..."

 

http://www.examiner.com/x-11479-Cincinnati...-DVDs-thi\

s-week

 

and

 

Here's a link to a lengthy Review of Killshot at IGN.com:

 

"Jane and Lane (rhymes!) aren't given a whole lot to work with, and their

characters are a bit unevenly written, but they carry their lines with the zeal

that veteran actors should."

 

http://dvd.ign.com/articles/986/986571p1.html

 

and

 

"Excellent performances, tight direction and a well-written screenplay combine

to deliver one of the best crime-thrillers in years."

 

http://www.independentmail.com/news/2009/m...eleases-may-26/

 

and

 

"Killshot is a solidly entertaining film that by no means deserved to be pushed

naked into the streets, with nary a feature to cloth the Weinstein's unfounded

shame."

 

http://www.exclaim.ca/musicreviews/latests...&fid1=38857

 

and

 

"A better-than-average straight-to video thriller about an estranged couple

(Thomas Jane and Diane Lane) who are forced to go into hiding..."

 

http://www2.arkansasonline.com/news/2009/m...ubscriber\

/national

 

 

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Killshot DVD was released this week:

 

"Although "Killshot" was delayed for almost three years, it is here now and it

still looks like it has potential to be a pretty riveting thriller with an

excellent cast and a talented director..."

 

http://www.examiner.com/x-11479-Cincinnati...-DVDs-thi\

s-week

 

and

 

Here's a link to a lengthy Review of Killshot at IGN.com:

 

"Jane and Lane (rhymes!) aren't given a whole lot to work with, and their

characters are a bit unevenly written, but they carry their lines with the zeal

that veteran actors should."

 

http://dvd.ign.com/articles/986/986571p1.html

 

and

 

"Excellent performances, tight direction and a well-written screenplay combine

to deliver one of the best crime-thrillers in years."

 

http://www.independentmail.com/news/2009/m...eleases-may-26/

 

and

 

"Killshot is a solidly entertaining film that by no means deserved to be pushed

naked into the streets, with nary a feature to cloth the Weinstein's unfounded

shame."

 

http://www.exclaim.ca/musicreviews/latests...&fid1=38857

 

and

 

"A better-than-average straight-to video thriller about an estranged couple

(Thomas Jane and Diane Lane) who are forced to go into hiding..."

 

http://www2.arkansasonline.com/news/2009/m...ubscriber\

/national

 

 

Jen

 

I think it's great that "KILLSHOT" is getting some decent reviews but it's too little too late I think. Let's hope it can find an audience.

 

None of this of course will help Diane Lane :(

 

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I still can't believe this film wasn't pushed at all in light of all the buzz about Mickey! :huh:

 

Here are some more reviews:

 

"There are a number of colorful characters to be found in Killshot, like Rourke's part-Native American hitman or Levitt's hot-headed dummy or Thomas Jane's hunting-obsesed ex-husband."

http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/killshot.php

 

and

 

"The movie, which arrives on DVD without extras, is enjoyable for its performances."

http://www.miamiherald.com/living/story/1072314.html

 

and

 

"It was well-paced, exciting, and the leads did an outstanding job.

http://appaloosa.pnn.com/articles/show/454...ini-review-5-29

 

and

 

"Rosario Dawson and Hal Holbrook fill out the fine cast."

http://dlpreviews.blogspot.com/2009/05/killshot-c.html

 

 

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Oh, quick question for anyone who has the DVD now - are there any subtitle features for other languages, or is it a strictly English language affair?

 

I read that there are no extras whatsoever, but I don't know if that includes the subtitles part (probably...).

 

 

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Oh, quick question for anyone who has the DVD now - are there any subtitle features for other languages, or is it a strictly English language affair?

 

I read that there are no extras whatsoever, but I don't know if that includes the subtitles part (probably...).

 

 

Jen

 

There are Spanish subtitles and English for the hearing impared, but that's it. No special features at all. It would have been nice to at least have seen what they cut from Johnny Knoxville's performance.

 

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Maybe we're lucky and the film gets a better release at a later point.

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There are Spanish subtitles and English for the hearing impared, but that's it. No special features at all. It would have been nice to at least have seen what they cut from Johnny Knoxville's performance.

 

 

Thanks for that info - it helps a lot. I wasn't sure what they meant, when they said no features at all. I thought maybe there weren't any English captions or other language subtitles... :)

 

 

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...and even more reviews...

 

Short Killshot DVD review:

 

"It's straight to DVD for a promising-sounding but creatively muddled Elmore

Leonard adaptation."

 

http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2...lection_a\

vailable_on_dvd/?page=2

 

and much longer, detailed review with some plot spoilers, so read at your own

risk, plus I always wonder if some of these random sites are "legit" or adding

cookies, pop ups, and who knows what else to the computer:

 

"Killshot's main characters are strikingly intriguing, the action keeps your

attention, and it shows what a life surrounded by death can do. "

 

http://thecelebritycafe.com/movies/full_review/12994.html

 

and

 

"Best part of the movie is Klaus Badelt's unusual, guitar-based score, which

envelopes the whole story in a mood of sickening dread."

 

http://mgoer.blogspot.com/2009/06/moviegoe...er-leonard.html

 

and

 

"The movie is good looking, especially in the snowy Michigan passages

(cinematographer Caleb Deschanel..."

 

"http://www.sanluisobispo.com/144/story/741672.html

 

 

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Found this review of Killshot at Variety, and it has some good things to say about the movie. Not a stellar review, but not a bad one either. Doesn't really mention Thomas much, but there is a brief passage about the relationship between he and Diane Lane in the movie.

 

Pic is especially involving during scenes that focus on the sometimes affectionate, sometimes acrimonious relationship between the characters well played by Lane and Jane. On the verge of divorce before their close encounter with Blackbird and Richie, they find themselves tentatively rekindling their love. Madden and scripter Hossein Amini do well to linger on this subplot; the pic might have benefited had they lingered longer.

 

It does talk a lot about Mickey Rourke and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's characters. Strange how the movie changed during the course of production from being about the couple on the run to being about the hitmen after them.

 

Long delayed and barely released -- if, indeed, a fleeting five-theater run in Arizona actually qualifies as a release -- "Killshot" earns points simply for not living down to expectations. Despite reports of disastrous previews, desperate reshoots and repeated re-editing, this surprisingly solid and mostly satisfying crime drama will play best with viewers who are attracted by its marquee cast but know little or nothing about its negative advance buzz. While it may be cold comfort to the talents involved, this ill-starred Weinstein Co. production should find an appreciative aud as a DVD rental and cable-TV staple.

 

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117940447...=1&nid=2562

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I was worried about this flick based on all the negative hype, so when I sat down to watch it I didn't expect much. I loved it. Rourke was on as usual. I've become used to Jane in tough guy roles and this was a wonderful change of pace for him in a great performance. Levitt was an absolute madman. I also have to admit that I have a bit of a crush on Diane Lane. :) Anyway, I truly dug the flick and plan on buying it now that netflix has delivered.

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...and another review:

 

"It's not a gratuitously violent picture, but Blackbird's leave-no-witnesses

practicality has a lot of corpses piled up at the end of a possibly too lean,

but certainly mean, 95 minutes. The script is as taut and terse as can be under

the circumstances."

 

http://popdose.com/no-concessions-men-beha...-one-very-well/

 

 

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I always thought that Catherine Zeta Jones and Diane Lane could play sisters.

 

A MILF sandwich! :lol:

 

Be nice if they were lesbians ;)

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What happened to Killshot?

 

Damn fine film. Sorry for the side-track on Diane Lane and company. I digress.

 

Again, I REALLY liked Jane in this. It was just a great character for him. He's a real badass guy next door.

 

He seems to be getting due credit with Hung (saw an article in Rolling Stone this month) and other projects. Noticed he hasn't posted here since Dec. Busy, busy.

 

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Not how I thought it would be. I thought it would be more about Lane & Jane's characters and not so much about Rourke's character. But, it's a good movie from top to bottom. I think it would be fun to see the Knoxville version.

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