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THE WAY OF THE GUN

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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+

Phillippe and Del Toro are grungily charismatic as petty crooks who kidnap a surrogate mother (Juliette Lewis) carrying a mob-connected millionaire’s baby, but it’s the twisting, turning plot laced with hidden agendas that makes this mock noir so mordantly satisfying. Evoking crime stories from Blood Simple to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) nevertheless charges the material with a crackling style all his own. B+