Ever wonder what it would look like if Tommy Wiseau directed an action movie? This movie is that movie
I have to ask how did this shit even get greenlit. Looks like a straight to DVD movie with wooden acting. Like my god did they even hire a firearms instructor to show her to handle firearms shes holding that thing like a foreign alien object.
1-where was the damn Tesla charging station?
2-Who leaves an arsenal unlocked in their apartment while they are a member of a gang?
3-Was Glover just botoxec to near death...his face was a mask?
Looks like "The Professional" but with more black people and less pedophilic overtones.
Pew pew. I shoot gun. Pew pew. You shoot gun. Bang Bang. We all shoot gun.
As a person living in Boston, the setting was horrible. I had no idea where we were until they mentioned Back Bay (about 6 times in a few minutes), and the park they ate the hotdogs at is a 10 minute drive or an hour walk (over the Charles) from the Public Garden where they bought them.
Danny gets on the T at the Orange Line stop where Chinatown becomes the theater district, but there’s no way Mary was living in Chinatown. They dropped iconic hub neighborhoods just because it anchored them to the setting, but didn’t explain any of the subtleties - someone not from here doesn’t understand why a rich kid would live in JP rather than Dorchester, so why bother the name drops?
Whoever wrote this script has never been to Boston, and watching it at the theater by Fenway, you could pretty much hear everyone in the room become confused. Super weird, and made it hard to get into it at times.
There was shitty tense music playing in maybe 83 out of the 90 minutes. One of the only movies I can remember seeing where I felt that the editing was awful. so many cuts between characters having dialogue it was just a joke.
This reminds me a lot of the Liam Neeson film The Grey. The marketing promised a bad ass fight to the death with wolves but that's not what we got. It's not a bad movie but it wasn't what I was expecting.
I went in hoping for a throwback to the 70s blacksploitation era but I'm not too disappointed that's not what I got (though I still need to scratch that itch)
I enjoyed the movie overall. It feels like to me that it was cut up ALOT. It feels like there should be a scene or two at the beginning of the movie to show how badass Mary is/was, exactly what the family does, and her relationship with the key players. Because as it stands at the beginning of the movie we know that she has guns, wigs, kills people, and also feels guilty for her actions.
It takes close to a half hour before we learn anything about Mary. We learn more about the boy during this time. We don't have to have many more reasons to feel sympathetic for him. At the very least they could have shown what Mary was doing during that year. We don't even find out why she killed the dad until midway through the movie. It feels like it was pulling teeth to get some backstory and details from this movie.
Acting(aside from the boy, he didn't feel that believable) was great. The story wasn't anything special, but it was nice to see a black gangster movie that wasn't a gangsta movie. I was really intrigued with the crime family and I wish the movie gave me more.
There isn't a 70s feel at all to be found in the movie aside from the opening credits and a song during the climax.
Its not terrible, but it isn't the action packed 70s tribute I was hoping for. Overall it's bland and leaves me wanting more, would make a good watch on a weekend when you can't think of anything else. 5/10
The movie is a film school's example of bad editing.
Mary needs to go see Uncle? Well, let's see her start the car, shift, turn some corners, pull up, stop... All set to, as near as I can tell, royalty free music. My god.
The movie should have been wall-to-wall Ike and Tina.
Her car has more screentime than any one character
Such a terrible movie. The script was awful as well as the acting.
It's just dull. Sony could have promoted this, definitely, this is no worse than Emoji Movie.
You can predict every turn but why bother because it's just that *dull*.
lotta racists in this thread hating on a decent movie because it is made for Africans Americans by African Americans.
I have yet to see this movie but based off the reviews of the posters in here, I won't go see it. I was expecting a Pam Grier style ass kicking movie and from what I'm reading it's nothing but a bad drama. So disappointed.