Sean Patrick Flanery
Me, I've seen the thing three times now, and while I don't think the flick really has much of a brain in its head ... it sure isn't boring.
Not much more than a bunch of kinetically-shot action scenes intercut with a flash-forward framework that promptly explains each action scene, BOONDOCK is just a little bit less mindless than most shootout flicks ... plus it's got some really excellent buried treasure hidden throughout.
Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery are the titular anti-heroes, and they do a darn fine job of it, but the beauty of THE BOONDOCK SAINTS lies not in its dense plot, brilliant subtext, or outrageously raunchy screenplay. Nah, it's folks like Billy Connolly, Willem Defoe, and non-actor David Della Rocco who keep the thing afloat.
Cuz let's face it: Non-stop shootouts get a little bit tiresome after 90-some minutes, and if you don't have some colorful characters to anchor the gradually more monotonous mayhem, your flick is pretty much sunk.
Disc 1 offers a pair of audio commentaries, one with writer/director Troy Duffy and the other with actor Billy Connolly. Duffy's is dry and dull; Connolly's is warm and affectionate. Fans will dig both, but I'd definitely go with the second track.
Disc 2 has some extra goodies, but not all that many ... considering we're talking about a double-disc double-dip.
First up is a collection of seven deleted scenes (most of which were cut for good reason!), a 90-second outtake reel, the theatrical trailer, some silly filmography filler (as if we don't have IMDb for that info), and a printable copy of the screenplay.