Sean Patrick Flannery
I always thought of the BOONDOCK SAINTS as the start of something special. I like the film and feel that it is ripe for sequels. There are dozens of ideas you could come up with for these two guys, with or without Billy Connolly and Willem Defoe. Duffy has created two guys that are not only very intelligent, but also seem to have a naturally ability to use weapons and kill people. We didnít even get into their background, which could be a story in and of itself. So when news broke that Duffy was making ALL SAINTS DAY, I was pretty excited to see where heís going to take it.
But as much as I like the film, it has gotten blown way out of proportion by some fans. It has some good dialogue and some good action scenes, but it also has some problems. We needed more banter between the two brothers and at least a little bit of an explanation on how they became weapons experts overnight. A lot of deeper themes are touched on, but none are as fully realized as Duffy would have you believe. Also, audiences can handle when a lot of action takes place off camera, but that shouldnít be a technique used too often.
After seeing OVERNIGHT, I hate to admit this, but Duffy did a great job directing this. He did a lot with the low budget and I liked seeing the stylized action sequences, even if they were broken up a little too much. Sean Patrick Flannery is one of my favorite ďnever made it bigĒ actors and his natural charisma shines through in this film. The movie has its problems, but overall BOONDOCK SAINTS is a fun film with a couple of cool characters that is sure to entertain.
Commentary with Billy Connolly: Connolly is a blast and would have been a perfect counter to Duffy had they done the commentary together. Iíve always thought Connolly was a funny guy, even in his ďHead of the ClassĒ days, so this was a joy to listen to, even if it doesnít touch too much on the actual film.
Outtakes (1:32): These go by pretty fast, but theyíre all enjoyable and they leave out all of the laugh-at-yourself flubs.
Deleted Scenes (19:06): The film quality here isnít very good, but I really liked these scenes. The two leads are so great together and thatís really what makes the film for me. Most of these scenes are of them together and thatís a good thing. They do drag on for a while, so be forewarned.
There is also a Theatrical Trailer