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The Way of the Gun

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The Way of the Gun
John Baer

The Way of the Gun

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
119 minutes
performer:
Benicio Del Toro, Ryan Phillippe
director:
Christopher McQuarrie
distributor:
Artisan Entertainment
author:
Christopher McQuarrie
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a B

From McQuarrie (a screenwriting Oscar winner for ”The Usual Suspects”) comes a heist flick about two inept crooks (Phillippe, Del Toro) who kidnap a pregnant surrogate mom (Lewis). The problem? The Mob connected biological parents send two thugs (Taye Diggs and Nicky Katt) after them.

”Everywhere I went, people were working to get me to make another crime film,” laughs McQuarrie, who watched Phillippe gain 25 pounds of muscle for his part. ”So I set out to make a crime film in a way that no one would ever ask me to make another crime film again.”