Keine gute Tat (2002)

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Keine gute Tat: Directed by Bob Rafelson. With Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård, Doug Hutchison. While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.

“While a cop(Jackson in good form, and yes, he does get to do one cool speech in this) is out searching for a teenager that will never be anything other than a MacGuffin, he stumbles upon a band of quirky criminals looking to steal money from a bank. The femme fatale Erin(a *stunning* Jovovich), Tyrone, the brains of the operation(Skarsgård, threatening without even needing to be armed), Hoop, the slow-witted thief, and the Quarreu0026#39;s, a racist WW2 veteran pilot and his home-maker wife. $10 million is what they expect to get out of it… and that kind of dough can lead to backstabbing. Add to that that Murphyu0026#39;s Law is in effect when they go for the score. This is modern film noir, and itu0026#39;s fairly solid. The characters are all u0026quot;greyu0026quot;, no black and white, not necessarily likable(not that any of them are annoying), well-cast, credible and well-written. Yes, they have some fun with how odd they are, but not excessively so. This isnu0026#39;t u0026quot;funnyu0026quot; as such; at most it has sardonic moments and the occasional joke. It isnu0026#39;t about action, either. Thereu0026#39;s tension and suspense, and the plot is kept moving nicely by many twists and turns. Not everything is followed up on, and the ending doesnu0026#39;t really pack much of a punch… in fact, on the whole, this is a bit of a slow-burner. There is a bit of disturbing content, a little violence and nudity/sexuality. I recommend this for at least a rental for those into crime-dramas. 6/10”

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