By the Gun

2014

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

99
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 16%
IMDb Rating 4.8 10 2450

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Leighton Meester as Ali Matazano
Ben Barnes as Nick Tortano
Toby Jones as Jerry
Harvey Keitel as Salvatore Vitaglia
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23.976 fps
1hr 50 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 50 min
P/S 9 / 7

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by karrguyy 3 / 10

Horrible cliché with no pay off

Three stars only because of the performance by Slaine as Nick's friend. This movie is comically bad. Every time you see the lead character he is either lighting a cigarette (he lights no fewer than 5 cigarettes in the opening scenes alone), or tossing a long, freshly lit cigarette out a car window. It almost seems as if somebody in production decided Nick looks good with a full Marlboro 120, but not with one that is half smoked. If it didn't mean sitting through this mud again, I'd love to go back and see exactly how many times a cigarette is lit by either Nick one of the other one dimensional wannabe gangster characters. At any given time somebody is flipping open an old school zippo and doing a Fonzarello routine lighting his smoke. The only saving grace in this film is the performance by Slaine as Nick's best friend. This guy is extremely watchable in this role (and lights up the screen instead of a smoke).

Reviewed by madisonquiz 8 / 10

Don't say you want a realistic movie and then criticize it for not having a Hollywood gloss!

I was surprised this film was rated below 5. I can understand why the average viewer might not find this movie satisfying, because the ending is unexpectedly sad and very unlike most Hollywood mobster films in which the protagonist either survives or sacrifices himself to save another sympathetic character who escapes with a secure future. Neither outcome happens here, which is completely consistent with the realistic vibe it maintains throughout. The acting performances are all excellent and believable. Even the typecast Harvey Keitiel makes you forget all the other mobster characters he's played. In this film, he's Sal, not Harvey. The scenes with newcomer Slaine are especially engaging as his character increasingly asserts his street cred to the wavering Nick. In a way, this is almost an "art film" version of a mob story. They manage to convey character conflicts and brutal violence without glorifying the action (and with zero police presence or shootouts or cars blowing up!) In short, a refreshing albeit depressing deviation from the usual crime movie, but solid and worth a view.

Reviewed by Mischief810 10 / 10

A very good crime thriller that's worth a view

I don't understand the negative reviews. This is a very good low budget crime drama with a plot that grabs you and doesn't let go until the violent, bitter end.

Ben Barnes really plays the dark and conflicted Nick Tortano well, a character that you really want to root for, but just can't because of this thing they have in the mob. Harvey Keitel is perfectly cast as a mob boss and plays the role as brilliantly as you would expect.

I thought the script could have been a little tighter and frankly that's the only thing that keeps this very good film from being a great one.

The acting was also very good from top to bottom, and the action scenes were well directed and very well executed.

If you don't mind low budget flicks with nonetheless good character development and good performances, you will like By the Gun. It's good enough to watch twice. Or more. Ignore the negative reviews and get this one!

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