Wow. A massive waste of time. It manages to be too vicious and debased to actually be any fun, while at the same time, it’s far too fucking silly to take seriously. Well done, Joel Carnahan, you managed to successfully walk an exceedingly crappy and trite tightrope. Yay for you.
It had a million unnecessary characters (I mean seriously. Why was Ben Affleck even in the movie at all? And I don’t mean that in the usual “how does this guy have a career” way. I mean that, literally, his character had absolutely no purpose.) Most of the characters were that way, actually. The guy that chewed his fingerprints off? Unnecessary. The two black girl-assassins? No purpose. The rednecks? Give me a fucking break already. Each of those subplots were sloppy, messy, and horribly unsatisfying. I mean, they weren’t even any fun.
It’s like it wanted to be Ocean’s 11 and Goodfellas at the same time, and let me tell you, brother, it does NOT work.
I mean, the mob boss/undercover FBI agent plot could have been interesting. COULD have…y’know, if it had been anything other than a tacked-on afterthought.
Jaysus, what a mess. Best to avoid…even if you have to chew off your fingertips to do so.