Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day | Chicago Reader

Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

A low-budget Tarantino knockoff, The Boondock Saints (2000) flopped miserably in theaters but has since won a cult following on video—sustained, no doubt, by the documentary Overnight (2003), which chronicled the showbiz rise and fall of Saints mastermind Troy Duffy. After nine years, Duffy has coughed up a sequel, and like the first movie it's energetic, proudly juvenile, and reverently derivative. Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery return as the two Irish immigrant brothers who launched a wave of Catholic-themed vigilante justice in South Boston in the first movie; now living quietly in Ireland, they come out of hiding to avenge the murder of a priest back in the States. Part of the Saints' M.O. is to pray over the baddies they execute, and Duffy follows a similar impulse, running through the macho cliches as if they were a catechism. With Billy Connolly, Clifton Collins Jr., Julie Benz, and Peter Fonda. R, 118 min.

Credits

Director:

  • Troy Duffy

Cast:

  • Julie Benz
  • Judd Nelson
  • Sean Patrick Flanery
  • Clifton Collins Jr.
  • Norman Reedus
  • Billy Connolly
  • Peter Fonda
  • David Della Rocco
  • Bob Marley
  • Daniel DeSanto

Writer:

  • Troy Duffy

Producers:

  • Chris Brinker
  • Don Carmody

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