In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, two assassins carry out a sinister mission, a teacher battles a fatal illness, and an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress lead dangerous double lives. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night, as their lives intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind who is hell-bent on revenge.
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Interesting, well acted, different, classy, dark, shall I go on? It's not a master piece but 90 minutes we'll spent. All 4 main characters are interesting and extremely well played. How anyone could score it 1/10 is beyond me
Expectations was way to high before watching. The movie had good actors and twists here and there. But overall it was just okay
I could only see what this movie was trying to be, not what it was. A mix of Jim Jarmusch circa Mystery Train, mixed with David Lynch circa Wild at Heart, mixed with Chungking Express, mixed with Delicatessen. What did it lack?: A decent soundtrack (the hallmark of any great movie), truly beguiling, cool, mysterious characters (this ensemble is cut from different cloth), trite uninteresting cinematography (filming the same set with the camera 30 degrees sideways and boring lighting isn't good enough on its own), weak narrative to make up for other failings - you might say Mystery Train had little narrative - but it was totally cool, the real deal. So the overall atmosphere is stagey, no sense of expanse, limited sets, overacted in voice and expression as if broadcasting to a live audience. I found myself looking away at the cringeworthy performances, as if it would embarrass the actors if they knew I'd seen it - I don't blame them completely, any actor can be made to look bad after a poor edit of insufficient material: but they all look and sound pretty stupid. Maybe I'm old, but I've seen better, original cool; this ain't it.
In a grim neon-filled dark cityscape, Bill (Simon Pegg) is terminally ill and looking for a train at an empty terminal. The janitor (Mike Myers) informs him that no train is coming that night. Annie (Margot Robbie) is a waitress leading a double life as stripper/assassin Bunny. She gives thugs Vince (Dexter Fletcher) and Alfred (Max Irons) a suitcase which leads to a devastating contract killing. This is a live action Sin City trying to be Tarantino. It's style over substance. It needs a good scriptwriter to clean it up. I'd rather have the movie split into two movies. I really like Bill and Annie. His journey could be a dark surreal Kafkaesque affair. Annie's reveal could have been shocking but the audience already knows that she's a crazed killer. I wished that she's actually two characters that are good twin and bad twin. Also a heavily made-up Mike Myers always reminds me of Austin Powers which doesn't fit this movie. Sure, this has some comedic elements but it can't be a spoof. On the other side, Vince and Alfred have their moments but I'm not invested in their character unlike Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. This movie keeps trying to be that without the skills necessary to pull it off. The final twists don't inspire me with anything. Again the heavy makeup with Mike Myers is problematic in its suggesting and Annie is fine without the twist. She might be better off without the doubling. The reveals don't stop and I stop caring.