Way of the Gun

Theatrical Release: September 8, 2000
Way of the Gun
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Synopsis

Two struggling criminals (Ryan Phillipe, Benicio de Toro) kidnap a pregnant surrogate mother (Juliette Lewis) on the verge of delivery. They become ensnared in a negotiating tussle when the baby’s mob boss parent sends an aging mercenary (James Cann) to deliver the ransom.

Dove Review

Picture a modern-day “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (without the charm) with its end-of-the-line adventure, combined with the feverishness of “The Wild Bunch” (without the lyrical use of slow-motion photography) and you have this rather depressing action drama. There are some involving performances, especially from Lewis and Caan (who deserves an Oscar nomination), but the characters are pitiful in their amorality, and the language and violence are extreme (twenty uses of the F-word even before the opening credits!) Also troubling is the blasphemous finale where the dying crooks claim they would reject God’s forgiveness.

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Info

Company: Artisan Entertainment
Producer: Keneth Kokin
Genre: Action
Runtime: 119 min.
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright