Righteous Kill Synopsis
Two veteran detectives (Robert De Niro, Al Pacino) hunt a vigilante serial killer.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A twisty, turny and ultimately silly thriller from "Inside Man's" Russell Gewirtz.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The movie, which has more than 10 credited producers, feels like one of those slick, for-the-money projects Hollywood studios cook up via...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A relatively harmless movie that becomes killing-a-mockingbird sinful for what it does to its leads.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Luke Sader
An ordinary cop picture boosted by two charismatic superstars but hindered by its dearth of surprises.
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By Bob Mondello
Slack, morally ambiguous, decidedly sub-Dexter serial-killer-cop story that's been cooked up for them (De Niro/Pacino).
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Of the supporting performances, Gugino, Leguizamo and Wahlberg offer solid turns, but are let down by dialogue.
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Boston Globe

When actors are as great as De Niro and Pacino, watching them in a movie like Righteous Kill is deadly.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
By the time the movie reaches its protracted conclusion, it feels like a slog. Pacino has a few funny lines, as does Leguizamo, but not...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Righteous Kill, a.k.a. The Al and Bob Show, is a cop flick with all the drama of "Law and Order: AARP." This movie defines drag-ass.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's not much fun to see these two reduced to "Mad TV" parodies of themselves.
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I just saw the advance press screening for this entertaining psychological-thriller starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino - directed by Jon Avnet who redeemed himself after the tragically abysmal '88...

gonna be amazing

By ohyakoolaid
its gonna be so good the best two actors of all time teaming up again nothing can be better...

Great Detective Movie

By LinW0724
If you enjoy detective movies, you will enjoy this one. The movie has a lot of twists in it. But if you are an action movie fan, you will be very bored because this movie is not about action, it is...

21st Century Police Proceedural Strikes On Most Notes

By Cinema_Pro
The premise of two, veteran police detectives on the NYPD, that have became jilted with the justice system, now faced with unmasking the new serial killer plaguing the NY underbelly works, on most...

Got My $ Worth

By The Real Truth
This was a good picture with enough action to keep you interested. Will i run to the movies and see it again? No. Will i buy it on dvd?No. It was a good movie with great actors. It was not in the...

Righteous killing

By wms1
Horrible, horrible, horrible... so disappointed! I was so excited to see this movie after viewing the trailer, but total waste of time! Horrible script and the actors dont get a chance to show...

good but not great.

By thedarKnight
the very beginning of this movie is transcendent when they show de niro and pacino's different personalities.excellent editing and direction in this movie. im also gonna throw some love out to the...

Righteous Kill

By arizchild
I love Robert Deniro and Al Pacino. They did not fail in my expectations of the movie. Although I thought it was a little slow in the beginning it held my interest and still surprised me....

Righteous Kill

By rena84
I thought that this movie was going to be good. Especially with two very great actors. In the end though, I wasn't too impressed with it. The movie seemed kind of long, and I would of liked to see...

Great movie

By angie78090
This was a great movie. I loved watching Deniro and Pacino do there thing. The ending really caught me by surprise....

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Rated R | For violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and brief drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Old pros battle brutal vigilante, muddled story.
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