Killshot

2008

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

19
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 43%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 28%
IMDb Rating 6 10 19708

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Richie Nix
Rosario Dawson as Donna
Diane Lane as Carmen Colson
Mickey Rourke as Armand 'Blackbird' Degas
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Reviewed by moonspinner55 4 / 10

"There will be a slight delay in the divorce proceedings while the couple hides out from the killers."

Hit-man for the Toronto Mafia, an Indian tribesman nicknamed "Blackbird", and his new partner, a self-styled young gangster with an itchy trigger finger, mistake an unemployed construction worker in Michigan as their next hit when they turn up at his wife's real estate office. The target and his wife, newly-separated, are able to identify the pair and are placed by the FBI under Witness Protection services. Elmore Leonard novel, weakly adapted by Hossein Amini, turned into yet another Tarantino-esque series of gun battles, staged for maximum impact with nasty language, shattering glass and bloodied bodies. It all looks and sounds familiar, although Mickey Rourke's impassive assassin is intriguing and the actor manages to imbue the portrait with some depth. A disaster at test screenings, the film was extensively recut after production, but still failed to find an audience. Leonard served as one of the executive producers--and should have known this script was a lachrymose dud. *1/2 from ****

Reviewed by kapelusznik18 5 / 10

She saw my pretty face!

****SPOILERS**** A drunk and pony tailed looking Mickey Rourke is Native American, or Cleveland Indian , hit-man Armand "Blackbird" Degas who screws up his latest hit-job by him and his high on and drugged up partner Richie Nix,Joseph Gordon-Levitt,knock off a real estate agency while customers Wayne & Carman Colson, Thomas Jane & Diane Lane, are there looking to buy a new house. With the two-The Colson's-getting a good look at the two robbers it's Pony Tail or Blackbird who decides to knock the two off in order to keep them from identifying him and Nix.

We've had already seen Blackbird in action knocking off Papa played by Hal Holbrook, who obviously needed a check to pay his rent, for his mob boss for not paying off his casino gambling debts together with his girlfriend, Alexis Butler, as she was about to leave the shower room. With Blackbird obsessed to tie up all the loose ends in his latest failed robbery he's now determined to find and kill both Wayne & Carman before they, if in fact they want to, identify him to the police in knocking off the real estate agency.

****SPOILERS*** The film really goes straight downhill from there on with an unhinged Blackbird murdering a number of people including a fellow Native/American as well as him high on drugs and beer drinking partner Richie Nix for really no reason at all just in order to keep in shape or on target. As for Carman whom he kidnapped Blackbird only keeps her alive so her husband Wayne, who also saw his pot marked face, can come into the open to rescue her so he put him as well as Carman away. A flop in both straight to video as well as cable TV, forget about about the theaters, "Killshot" collected dust on the shelf for almost three years until it was broadcast on cable TV with it's commercial brakes having a much higher rating the then movie itself.

Reviewed by zardoz-13 8 / 10

Flawed But Serviceable Elmore Leonard Crime Thriller

Elmore Leonard ranks as one of my favorite authors of all time, and I enjoyed the quirky way that he spun out a yarn. He created interesting characters that made you sit up and pay attention to their shtick. In fact, if you know anything about Leonard, you can spot his stock characters in his work and know where they fit in to the puzzle of his westerns and crime thrillers. Mind you, I thought Leonard's novel "Killshot" was a page-turner, but neither Oscar-nominated director John Madden of "Shakespeare in Love" nor Oscar-nominated scenarist Hossein Amini of "The Wings of a Dove" could distill the essence of Leonard's novel and his eccentric storytelling technique. Actually, I've read "Killshot" the novel, and I thought it was one of his best. Nevertheless, Madden and Amini have a problem capturing Leonard's spirit with the same success that the filmmakers who made "Jackie Brown," "Out of Sight," "Mr. Majestyk," "Hombre," "Joe Kidd," the original "3:10 to Yuma," and "Get Shorty" managed. Madden and Amini do their level best to suppress that oddness that distinguished Leonard's work. Occasionally, Leonard's trademark dialogue and spontaneous action emerge in all their glory, and the redeeming quality of "Killshot" is that it occurs more often than not despite the best efforts of Madden and Amini to suppress it. Meantime, the "Killshot" cast is good, but Diane Lane, who is four years older that Jane, struck me as a little long in the tooth being play his estranged wife. These two thespians didn't radiate much chemistry, but then they were kind of out of sorts with each other.

During its best moments, "Killshot" is both spontaneous and improvised. The plot concerns a half-breed Native American contract killer who makes the fatal error of killing an innocent bystander after he has executed the man that he was paid to kill. Armand 'Blackbird' Degas (Mickey Rourke of "The Expendables") gets into trouble because he didn't kill the girl in the same place where he shot a mafia chieftain (Hal Holbrook) to death. Throughout the action, we hear Degas talk about loose ends. Leaving a witness to a crime who saw you commit it is something that Degas has taught himself never to do. The Toronto syndicate dispatches killers to liquidate Degas because he liked the girl. Degas decides to lay low, and he encounters an youth, egotistical drifter, Richie Nix (Joseph Levitt-Gordon of "The Look-Out"), who reminds him of his ill-fated younger brother who died tragically in a hospital shootout. Nix is a real loony-tune. He decides to blackmail a real estate agent by sabotaging his properties. He is looking to extort $10,000. In fact, he calls Nelson Davies (Don McManus of "The Shawshank Redemption")up and threatens him. Eventually, Degas and Nix visit the realtor's main office. Little do they know that Davies is not in his office when they show up to intimidate him. Instead, one of Davies' real estate brokers, Carmen Colson (Diane Lane of "Streets of Fire"), is in her office at lunch and his estranged husband, iron-worker Wayne Colson (Thomas Jane of "The Punisher"), is cavorting around in Davies' office. Nix makes the mistake of confusing Colson for Davies. When he makes more threats against Colson, the iron-worker takes them outside and attacks them.

When the FBI learn about this incident, they decide that the best thing that the agency can do is put the Colsons in the Witness Protection Program. They move them away to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where they assume different names. The Feds want to arrest Degas. Nix and Degas track down Carmen's mother and Nix persuades her to give him their new number. Degas and Nix has other things to worry about, and before long the FBI decides that the Colsons are in the clear. The Agency sifted through the burned-up wreckage of a Cadillac that Degas planted his brother in so as to throw the Feds off his scent. Nix and Degas break into Carmen's house out in the woods and hold her hostage. Again, they aren't expecting Wayne to show up when he does. It seems that this predicament that has shifted their lives has served to bring them together in a way that they haven't been together since before they split up. Earlier, when Degas confronted Carmen at her house, she had a shotgun aimed at him that she didn't use. In the final scene, Degas turns to find that she has a .38 snub nose revolver in her fists aimed at him. Degas remembers the gun because it belonged to Nix and he had emptied all the chambers. Nix had threatened Carmen with violence and he had rubbed a cartridge on her face that got lost on the floor. Imagine Degas' surprise when Carmen plugs him with that same bullet.

"Killshot" is a movie about circumstances. Meaning, there is no real, premeditated plot to speak aside from the chance encounters that the characters have for each other. Everything in "Killshot" occurs as a fluke, from Richie meeting Degas to Wayne monkeying around in Davies' real estate office and clashing with harebrained Richie. Joseph Levitt-Gordon does a superb job with Richie, though he comes dangerously close to hamming it up. Mickey Rourke is terrific as the doomed Degas. Barely released in theaters by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, "Killshot" deserved a better fate than it got.

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