IMHO this is one of the greatatest movies of all time.I personally havent seen it on umd but i do have the colectors edition dvd. Great story and plenty of action are why i give this film a perfct score. so please pick this up you will not be dissapointed.
This film had the sad history of being blackballed in the United States due to the incident at Columbine. Which is a real shame, because it is a treasure. Written and directed by Troy Duffy, Boondocks is set in Boston. It is the story of fraternal twin Irish boys (Connor and Murphy McManus) who work in a meat packing plant...when their friend, Doc, is being stiff armed by the Russian Mafia, the boys and their friends step in to help...and away we go! Two of the most interesting characters in the film are played by veteran actor William Dafoe, and a newcomer to the silver screen, David Della Rocco. Dafoe's character is Paul Smecker, an FBI agent specializing in organized crime...Rocco plays an Italian Mafia package boy who is a close friend to the Irish brothers...the central theme of the film is the indifference of good men...Connor and Murphy are not indifferent, and after helping their friend, Doc, the two embark on a crusade to rid the streets of Boston of criminals...with the assistance of their comical and zany friend, Rocco...This film had positive elements on all sides...humor...a moral message...and incredible actors...you will no doubt find yourself repeating the many memorable quotes from the film...I am not one of the "shoot 'em up" films guys... But this is not another one of those films. It has become an underground "cult" sensation.See it, you will not be disappointed!
posted by saintsforever (LANAGAN, MO) Jun 24, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
This is one of the best movies i have ever seen. It has all the action you can hope for and it has a funny side. So if you are looking a movie you can watch many times and still notice stuff you missed last time, this is it.
WARNING:THIS IS NOT FOR KIDS
Great characters and plot twists in this very enjoyable dark comedy where the good-bad guys get the bad-bad guys. Willem Defoe at his quirky best as a weirdly brilliant but conflicted FBI agent on the tail of our darkly intrepid heroes. Great Irish slum culture portrayed here. And the out-takes are some of the best scenes!
Violence and language puts it well into the R rating, but nothing gory or overly graphic--just a lot of blood and shoot-em-up.
posted by CARETAKER (SANTA MONICA, CA) May 13, 2008
Member since Nov 2007
There's nothing much to be said about this excellent film, except for the transfer to UMD. On that note, the film is significantly brighter on the UMD, and I had no control on turning down the brightness. The darks were very bright, almost washed out.