Parting Shots

(187 votes, average 4.80 out of 5)
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  • Jackass Mask
    Wow. So many actors that I have seen in far better films. Did they actually think this script was good? Owe a favor? Or, did they just need a little extra cash?

    With any luck, no one will care because this film seems completely forgettable and not worth the time to wonder about the motivations for being a part of something like this.

    In better hands, this actually could have been a good film. Maybe if the Coen brothers did it?
  • TheIrrehensibleTJ
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    There's this great video you can find on YouTube where Peter Davison does an interview with some people back in '98 about his entire career. Near the end, someone asked him what he was up to recently, and he had just shot this movie.
    He then goes on for, like, five minutes just talking about how bad a director Michael Winner is. It's a really fun interview throughout, but that was just a hilarious thing to see an actor do, bashing the bad movie he was in.
  • rowdycmoore
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    In one fell swoop we find out that not only did John Cleese have a worse movie than Pluto Nash, Bob Hoskins had a worse movie than Super Mario.

    Keep in mind, Cleese got top billing in the first Harry Potter movie despite less than two minutes of screen time. If he was willing to be put that low on this movie's cast list, that's pretty bad.
  • Phelous
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    HEY!
  • Overactor
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    Put your hands in the air and say HEEEY!
  • ChaosD1
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    HEY! LISTEN!
  • BaltoStephenWinter  - "Hey, Mr. Steven. If they want cash, tell them
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    Basil Brush is pretty funny. It's hilarious when they use him in the "French and Saunders" parody of [u]Harry Potter[/u]. "Harry Potter and the Chamberpot of Azerbajan". For those of you who don't know what the heck I'm talking about; Basil Brush is the fox puppet who says," Boom, Boom."
  • JohannS
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    Wow, a giant middle finger to Ben Kingsley for that undignified death. Cheers Film Brain, a solid and amusing review as always
  • Wookiee7
    I think this movie shot out all my laughter. This movie looked so...morbid, even it was supposed to be a comedy.

    It made me realize that I'm unloved... T_T
  • Roker
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    It's ok Phelous, we still love you. =)
  • Ebalance
    It was funny for the wrong reasons...

    Poor John... he just realized what movie he's in...

    Well he's in favor of the death penalty...

    If you follow eye for an eye justice, pretty soon everyone is blind.
  • gaaralee1234
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    WOW! It's like Breaking Bad! Only the jokes aren't funny, the story isn't gripping, the acting is bad, there aren't any relatable characters, and the dialogue is stupid. Oh wait, it's NOTHING like Breaking Bad the only thing they have in common is the cancer. Seriously, this movie looks just really stupid, I must check it out.
  • Kheldarn
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    It's always nice to know that we don't have the monopoly on stupid, horrible movies here in the US.

    Keep up the great work with the bad movies!!

    And don't forget to keep a pint or two handy, so you can make it through them... :)
  • receiptforsamlowry
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    Michael Winner.. never ever tell me to calm down ever again, or I'll jab you with a pointed stick, then assault you with a piece of fresh fruit -_-
  • Valdez Leel
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    Who would've thought that Michael Winner could create something MORE infuriating than those fucking adverts? :flame:
  • The_Loremaster
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    A cinematic murder list without Uwe Boll?!? I didn't know they exsisted!
  • mrconvoy
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    Man thats a crazy movie
    great review all and all
  • The Hardcore Kid
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    Calm down dear! It's only a crappy movie!
  • rockersunite122
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    X_X this is most depessing movie ive seen even for the uk and u thought our movies were bad
  • I, Da Ca$hman
    Have you thought about doing a DVD Collection video? I read your introduction on the articles page, you've got over 400 as of 2 years ago. I'd like to see exactly what is in that collection of yours.
  • Martacus
    Was that Ian McDiarmid as the waiter? Sad, sad, sad.
  • StaticFactory
    Um... Chris REA? Does he have any relation to the also-British and much better actor Stephen Rea, not yet of "V For Vendetta" fame? (Also, I think Chris Rea's younger double was scarier... gruff voice + young face = WTF?!)

    And [i]really[/i], Bob Hoskins? =_= Look, Bob, I love you and all, but between this crap and the Video Game Movie That I Refuse to Discuss, you're almost making me believe that "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" was a fluke. Just like Dan Aykroyd is making me believe that "Ghostbusters" was a fluke after he was in "North" and "Christmas With the Kranks". God-damnit, bad movies, stop killing off my favorite actors' careers!

    Say, when it comes to these god-awful movies that are killing the careers of some of my favorite actors: do you think that if we just forget about them hard enough, they'll go away? =D

    (Oh, fun fact: in my frantic Googling of Bob Hoskins' filmography, I found a Wikipedia article that said something about one "Roger Rabbit 2" coming out in 2012. I honestly don't know whether I should start crying yet; I'm always a little apprehensive about sequels.)

    I guess the reason I didn't pick up on the whole gun thing at first was because I come from America, where guns are slightly less illegal. I was just thinking "boy, those TV programs just get more and more violence-related." But come to think of it, selling weapons under the table like that is probably illegal in America too. ...Man, what is WRONG with this movie?
  • sylvacoer
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    Diana Rigg, what were you thinking?!?! T_T

    Wait a sec - did a guy who's never handled a 9 mm in his LIFE just tag a moving target at 20+ yards TWICE? Firing with a single-handed grip?! Oh. Oh, HELL NO. :nuu:

    So... the point of this movie is that we're supposed to want everyone to die? How.... how is that funny? This is like [i]Anna Karenina[/i], without the literary merit. :eyebrow:
  • Shinigami
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    This is more like boring movie than bad one.
  • mexicanwaluigi
    the difference between boring and bad being?
  • Sheranda
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    Boring is more specific. It's actually a type of bad.
  • ofer4  - I remember that movie
    My mother and I enjoyed it ^__^
    But I am suprised this was a comedy...
  • quizzabella
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    That grudge scene with the chef actually makes M Night Shyamalan's offing of the film critic in Lady In The Water look classy.
    True story - my brother used to work in the kitchen of a very classy restaurant. Apparently there's an agreement amongst quite a few kitchen staff in various places that if Michael Winner comes in to eat then someone has to go to the bathroom, rub on out and add the er result to his food. I don't know if this ever happened but I like to think that it did.
  • Davidman
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    Please tell me you're gonna do "Man on Fire" next!!! It deserves the same treatment for the same crimes!
  • Gliblord
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    One of the most ill-conceived comic premises of all time. :notfunny:

    And the director`s supreme butthurt over the restaurant thing is just pathetic. GET OVER IT. Jesus. =_=

    Great takedown, FilmBrain.
  • MartianMan  - re:
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    [quote=Shinigami]This is more like boring movie than bad one. [/quote]

    Film Brain said he'd rather have a bad movie than a mediocre one.
  • LordNifty
    *spoiler alert*
    Did Phelous call Film Brain "pilgrim" at the very end?
  • Zeky0Zeky
    No, he called him "Film Brain".
  • Fluffyman
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    It's like it tries to be a dark comedy, except it forgets to be funny. As well when director's seem to have grudges on a type of person, it never usually goes well in the film.
  • GreenMidi
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    What is the fox Puppet from?
    Also, STUPID! STUPID! STUPID!
  • Guru Larry  - re:
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    [quote=GreenMidi]What is the fox Puppet from?
    Also, STUPID! STUPID! STUPID![/quote]

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    [color=red][i][b] GreenMidi doesn't know I am BOOM BOOM!!![/b][/i][/color]
  • Uberpig
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    Oh God, this movie. I remember seeing a review of it when it first came out and vowed never to watch it.
    Thanks for making me break that promise...
    Oh, and if you think the scene where the nation's kids become fans of a killer is far-fetched, just look at the Raoul Moat/Facebook idiocy.
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