Like most egomaniacal blowhards, Troy Duffy is only about 50% right about how great he is. Comparing this film and its abysmal rehashed sequel is plenty illustrative of the contrast. "Saints" is OTT, weird and tonally inconsistent, 100% -- but I've seen enough action films to know there is inherent skill in its ensemble staging, legible action and committed performances. Tarantino? This is "Clerks" meets John Woo.
Troy Duffy... Troy Duffy... Troy Duffy... Wow, what can I say...? To anyone who hasn't seen 'Overnight' (2003), they must see it before they watch this steaming pile of dog shit. Know the artist before you know the work... This guy is compelling... for reasons that are quite unique, quite unconventional in terms of what usually attracts me to a filmmaker... a true case of schadenfreude! See 'Overnight' people!
This faux-Tarantino bullshit is dangerous, immoral, offensive cinema. It is so up its own ass that it must have been ghost directed by whatever embodiment of misguided teenage fantasy was around. There is nothing competent in this film. Nothing. I wish Troy Duffy was still blacklisted.
Ugh. Soo overhyped. Lame acting, mediocre script, and massively derivative from the word go. It was a discovery to so many people on VHS that it gained and undeserved mythic status despite it being absolutely pedestrian in the catalog of vigilante action thrillers. It's a damn shame someone gave Duffy money to do it again.
absolutely fucking awful. overrated and overhyped to the max. the action scenes were the only positive thing I have to say about this movie. Willem Dafoe's character is probably one of the worst things I've ever seen. Awful dialogue, bad pacing, shitty acting. 2/10
I don't care what anyone says: this movie, chock full of guns, pimps, gangsters, vigilantes and one serious, yet flamboyantly gay cop, is over the top and very funny. Luckily, it doesn't stray too far from that formula into serious drama territory, otherwise it would lose a lot of its appeal and quotability.