When their poker game is knocked off by petty thieves, the Mob calls in their best enforcer, Jackie Cogan, to make things right. Under the eye of a mysterious driver, Jackie must track down and punish those responsible for the heist. His assignment is complicated by those he comes up against along the way — an aging, drunken hit man, some bumbling local gangsters, and the ladies’ man who ran the ill-fated game. —Cannes Film Festival
Andrew Dominik (born 1967) is a New Zealand-born Australian film director and screenwriter. He has directed two films so far: Chopper and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. —Wikipedia
This would have been a great movie if they stopped lecturing me... "How do we make this scene pop?" -"We overlay the fucking thing with some jibbering politician." -"That doesn't seem very subtle." -"FUCK SUBTLY!"
I'll just let Andrew Dominik write and Brad Pitt read out loud my review: "I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business. Now fuckin' pay me."
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