The Boondock Saints [Sensormatic] [DVD] [2000]

  • SKU: 4496076
  • Release Date: 05/21/2002
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (514 out of 533)

Synopsis


The Boondock Saints
Feeling that they are doing God's will, two Catholic men from Boston set out to kill everyone in this Reservoir Dogs-style vigilante thriller. Brothers Conner and Murphy MacManus (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus) take to performing their divine duty against the Russian mob. They massacre a bunch of unsuspecting Mafioso in a scene of absurd violence, then they let more blood in a mass killing of porn-shop customers. Instead of getting thrown in jail, they are dubbed "saints" by the Boston Herald, and they are praised by brilliant, tortured, and gay FBI agent Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe). ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Willem Dafoe
    Willem Dafoe - Paul Smecker
  • Sean Patrick Flanery
    Sean Patrick Flanery - Conner MacManus
  • Norman Reedus
    Norman Reedus - Murphy MacManus
  • Billy Connolly
    Billy Connolly - Il Duce
  • David Ferry
    David Ferry - Detective Dolly



Overall customer rating

4.7
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A True Original

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    Suntoucher
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    This movie had the sad history of being blackballed in the United States due to the incident at Columbine. This is a real shame, because the film is a treasure. Written and directed by Troy Duffy, Boondocks is set in Boston--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 the led flies. 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, a gay 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. Rocco helps out as only a comical and zany friend can. This film has strong elements on all sides; humor, a moral message and incredible performances. You will no doubt find yourself repeating many great lines from the film. This is so much more than another shoot-em-up action film. It has become an underground "cult" sensation. Watch it as soon as you can...you will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unique Movie

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    TheGuig
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    Years ago I was looking for great, yet unheard of movies. I came across this movie on the internet. It had Willem Dafoe in it and I always liked his acting so, after reading the reviews I decided to buy the movie on DVD without ever seeing it (DVDs were a bit costly at the time). I had to order it from Canada because it wasn't being sold in the states yet. I watched the movie and fell in love with it! I don't usually like violent movies but this one was different. I liked how the brothers were religious and had good heads on their shoulders. I loved how Dafoe explained how the "crimes" happened reenacting it in slow motion while classical music was playing. Dafoe made it (dare I say) poetic. Almost like a dance with bullets flying and blood dripping. I recommended it to several friends and they have all enjoyed the movie. I've always wanted it on Blu Ray but it was too costly for my budget. Then I found it at a bargain at Best Buy so I ordered it ASAP and have enjoyed watching it in Blu Ray. I only wish the Blu Ray included a digital copy! That was the only drawback. It was still worth the wait and the money to make sure this one is in my Blu Ray collection. It is action packed, violent, poetic and looks great on Blu Ray!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    Throwdown918

    Boondock Saints is one of the better movies I've seen. First you have to get past the plot of the movie. You have to understand that the two brothers and crew have taken on the role of religious vigilantes, that go on a massive killing spree of criminals, because they believe it's for the good of the people. With that in mind Boondock Saints has some great shooter action, and in no way gives you the typical these guys are invincible feel, that you sometimes get from your other action heroes in Hollywood. Boondock Saints also offers some mild comedic scenes in the way that they get the killing done, as the stars are far from professionals at what they are attempting to do. The Boondock Saints also carries with it a huge controversy around the director Troy Duffy, this being what I believe was his first and last shot at directing. If you want to find out more about what happened with him look into renting Overnight. A documentary made by his friends about his overnight rise and fall in fame. Despite all that, Boondock Saints is very well made and an enjoyable movie. You won't regret picking this movie up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Cult action comedy at it's finest !

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    ThermalThree
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    When the original Boondocks came out, I was blown away. This is how you make a well done movie right. Forget about the behind the scenes BS that almost had Saints 2 never. made. Watch One first, then you'll appreciate 2 even more.. what else can you ask for in a solid films recipe ? Aspiring directors, screen writers and producers take note. Should be a mandatory watch for studies. The acting, dialogue , character development, comedy , drama, action, music, a tad of comedic dogma, faith, guns, guts and glory with all around bad assery put in the mix as well as putting Norman Reedus and Co on the.map ! Nuff Said watch it ! It's just as fresh every viewing as it was in 99.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A diamond in the rough

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    Barback

    I have quite the vast collection of dvds, but a couple years ago I saw a movie I had never heard of and that movie was the Boondock Saints. All I said was OMG I bought it right after I saw it at my friends house. First of all it is funny watching two brothers with no prior experience with guns trying to take on Russian mafia and other murderers, rapists, etc. and succeeding! They go into situations with having really no plan and end up gjving you an amazing battle where they just smoke the bad guys. I have this movie on DVD and it might seem stupid to buy it on blu-ray also, but this movie is one of my personal favorites and if you haven't seen it than you should definately go rent it and I hope you love it and will also purchase it when it shows up in the blu-ray section at BB.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Movie That You Never Heard Of.

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    NickD
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    One of my favorite movies. One of the greatest movies you never heard of. I was introduced to this movie in college by a friend of mine. Never heard of it and I never saw it in theaters. I watched it and was amazed that it was never in the theaters. The story was great and so was the directing. The way it was put together and the writing. If you never saw it, you are missing out. It's a cult classic for sure. Check it out. you wont be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    movie

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    Bambi78
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    This movie was AWESOME, but the problem is (not your fault) the people who package these movies for sale, change the appearance on the front to try to trick people into buying it even though they may already have it thinking it is a follow up movie from the first one(no fault of yours) But I would recommend this movie because it is good, just look closely to make sure it isn't the same movie different label. Being partially blind I can't read the small print and look at the pictures so I have two of the same movie now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best. Movie. Ever.

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    SgtRambo
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    This is by far my favorite movie of all time. Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus were relativity unknown when this movie first came out over a decade ago; however, they were both perfectly cast to play the McManus brothers. Both actors did a tremendous job portraying believable, relatable characters, ordinary men thrown into an extraordinary situation. I have introduced this movie to well over 20 people, and every single one of them enjoyed it. If you haven't seen Boondock Saints, watch it! If you have seen Boondock Saints, watch it again!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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