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  • Rated R

independent, special interest

Ethan Hawke reteams with his ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 screenwriter James DeMonaco for the latter's directing debut with this independent drama focusing on three New Yorkers.

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2 stars

Good movie but couldve been way better without the mobster in the tree.Ridiculous

- dukeakasmudge, Tuesday, May 11, 2010

3 stars

PLOT: The film tells the story of 3 characters from different walks of life, who all intersect with each other unknowingly. First off there is Parmie Tarzo a mob boss, played by Vincent D'Onofrio. He wants nothing more than to be famous. Next we have Sully a septic tank cleaner, played by Ethan Hawke. He wants his unborn child to be a genius. Then we have Jasper, a deaf mute butcher, played by Seymour Cassel. He works as the mobsters butcher, hacking people up. After we meet all the characters and see a small glimpse of their lives, the story unfolds to show how they eventually connect with each other. I have to say this film was a bit strange and unusual, but in a good way. It's listed as a crime, drama film but I found it to be more comical than anything. The story line was interesting enough and all 3 actors played their characters very well. D'Onofrio's character was a bit off the wall but that seems to be the case in all the roles he plays.

- AJA74, Tuesday, December 8, 2009