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R| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Detectives Thomas Cowan (Robert De Niro) and David Fisk (Al Pacino), 30-year veterans of the NYPD, investigate the murder of a pimp. The crime resembles a case they solved many years earlier. As the body count rises, they realize they're dealing with a vigilante taking over when the police fail. The similarities between past and present crimes leads the detectives to wonder if they put the wrong man behind bars.

Cast: Robert De Niro , Al Pacino , Curtis Jackson , Carla Gugino , Donnie Wahlberg , Trilby Glover , Shirly Brener , Melissa Leo

Director: Jon Avnet

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Overture Films

Righteous Kill: with Spanish Subtitles (2008)

Release Date: September 12th, 2008|1 hr. 40 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 39 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Righteous Kill, a.k.a. The Al and Bob Show, is a cop flick with all the drama of "Law and Order: AARP." This movie defines drag-ass. show more

  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    A relatively harmless movie that becomes killing-a-mockingbird sinful for what it does to its leads. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    By the time the movie reaches its protracted conclusion, it feels like a slog. Pacino has a few funny lines, as does Leguizamo, but not nearly enough to save the film from collapsing under the weight of its own self-righteous tedium. show more

  • December 13, 2009 robertmbernard
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    The film was brilliant, the acting unsurpassable the so called critics really need to be sacked the amount of good film I have seen that have be criticized by so call professional critic are many, the point I am getting to is they are simple minded and frankly they have little to no idea what the F**k they are talking about, so why does the film industry etc.. pay these people for **** film reports is beyond me, its only a game that does nothing for the industry played be pompous assed fools.

  • December 12, 2009 gpalestrin
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    Two great stars who were miscast in this movie, seventy year old men do not fit the parts they played, it was painful to watch.

  • March 14, 2009 SOwhat22390
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    This was an excellent film. Pacino and De Niro outdo themselves. If one can keep up with the plot twists it makes for a fantastic finish.

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