Reels, Booze & Bro’s aka RB2 reviews The Boondock Saints with your hosts Jay, Brian along with Reel Bro Fan Shane. We celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with this true cult classic and bring some amazing themed beers as well. Tune in Bro’s!.
The Boondock Saints: A Wild and Violent Cult Classic
The Boondock Saints is a movie that is often cited as one of the best cult classics of all time. Released in 1999, it tells the story of two Irish brothers who become vigilantes, seeking to rid the world of criminals and evil. With its gritty violence, dark humor, and memorable characters, this movie has gained a loyal following over the years. Let’s dive into what makes The Boondock Saints so special.
The Plot: Vigilantes on a Mission
The movie follows the MacManus brothers, played by Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus. After a traumatic event, they become convinced that they have a divine mission to rid their city of evil. With the help of their friend, played by David Della Rocco, they embark on a killing spree, targeting criminals and corrupt cops. Meanwhile, FBI agent Paul Smecker, played by Willem Dafoe, is hot on their trail, trying to piece together the clues and catch the vigilantes.
The Style: Gritty and Stylish
One of the things that sets The Boondock Saints apart from other action movies is its unique visual style. The movie has a gritty and raw feel, with lots of handheld camera work and intense action scenes. At the same time, it’s also highly stylized, with striking imagery and creative camera angles. Director Troy Duffy has a knack for crafting visually stunning scenes that stick in your memory long after the movie is over.
The Characters: Memorable and Quotable
Another reason why The Boondock Saints has become such a beloved movie is its cast of memorable characters. The MacManus brothers are the heart of the movie, with their intense loyalty to each other and their unwavering determination to complete their mission. Willem Dafoe’s performance as Agent Smecker is also a standout, bringing a touch of humor and complexity to the role. And of course, there’s David Della Rocco’s Rocco, whose foul-mouthed antics and tragic fate have made him a fan favorite.
If you’re a fan of action movies with a wild streak, The Boondock Saints is a must-see. Just be warned: this movie is not for the faint of heart. With its over-the-top violence and irreverent humor, it’s a wild ride from start to finish. But for those who can handle it, The Boondock Saints is a cult classic that will leave you quoting lines and cheering for the MacManus brothers.
Booze we had for the podcast
- Style: Lager – American
- ABV: 5.4%
- From: Coors Brewing Company
- Style: Sour
- ABV: 5.5%
- From: Magnify Brewing Company
- Style: Stout – American
- ABV: 5.8%
- From: Kane Brewing Company
- Style: Russian Imperial
- ABV: 10%
- From: Carton Brewing Company