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Righteous Kill

A predictable, tedious thriller
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 17, 2008
1.0 1.0 Stars

Carla Gugino has spent 20 years toiling, often topless, in the hope she’d appear in a film that might attract an Al Pacino or a Robert De Niro. She’s finally made it, starring alongside Pacino and De Niro. Alas, it’s been nearly a decade since the two were choosing roles based on quality rather than cash. Hence, she’s mired in Jon Avnet’s predictable, tedious thriller (his last film was 88 Minutes, perhaps Pacino’s career nadir — until now), playing Karen Corelli, a sex toy for Turk, De Niro’s hot-headed cop. (At least she gets to keep her bra on.) When criminals who’ve slipped through the cracks of the justice system begin turning up dead, a serial killer is suspected within the NYPD, and it’s up to veteran detectives Turk and Rooster (Pacino) to find him. For their second substantial on-screen pairing (after 1995’s Heat), couldn’t these two legends have found a project that would make Carla Gugino proud? 100 minutes | Boston Common + Fenway + Fresh Pond + Chestnut Hill + Suburbs
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