Next of Kin

1989

Action / Crime / Thriller

39
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 50%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 45%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 7920

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Cast

Liam Neeson as Briar Gates
Ben Stiller as Lawrence Isabella
Patrick Swayze as Truman Gates
Adam Baldwin as Joey Rosselini
720p.BLU
810.30 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 48 min
P/S 5 / 11

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by idontneedyourjunk 3 / 10

Hillbillies vs Goombahs

One hillbilly who is now a big city cop in Chicago, has his (least-loved) little brother hillbilly come to work in the city after the local mine closes. He gets killed by a goombah enforcer, who's teaching his cousin goombah (who is the son of the head goombah) the ropes.

Back at the hillbilly homestead, (most-loved) elder brother hillbilly comes to town to exact hillbilly justice. He dies.

Which sends hillbilly homestead into a hillbilly hornets nest, and every single male hillbilly that can wield a firearm (which is all of them) are given packed lunches by the womenfolk (yes, seriously), and set off for justice in the big city.

Meanwhile, goombah enforcer isn't happy that son-of-goombah is slowly taking over, since he's the head goombah's son. So he kills cousin goombah and frames elder brother hillbilly before he dies.

In the final standoff, head goombah shoots goombah enforcer for murdering head goombah's son.

This somehow pays back the blood debt for 2 dead hillbillies and a bunch of dead goombah no-names.

And by contract, Patrick Swayze reveals his most defining acting skill and takes off his shirt in at least 3 scenes.

Starring:

Robert Easton, dialect coach in over 50 movies, must've silently weeped during this one

Ted Levine, 3 minute part of a crazy drunk with a shot gun, his career peaked as Captain Stottlemeyer in 'Monk'

Ben Stiller, son-of-goombah-looking-to-take-over-the-family-business, pretty much still an unknown actor at this point. Plays a fairly convincing entitled asshole

Bill Paxton, little brother who gets killed as an example. His brother's wife in this movie, will be his wife in a later movie (Twister)

Andreas Katsulas, head goombah, will be future G'Kar in Babylon 5

Helen Hunt, apparently everybody's movie wife as some point

Adam Baldwin, Full Metal Jacket, The X-Files, Firefly/Serenity (including the fan-made Browncoats: Redemption), Chuck, the Captain of the ship in The Last Ship, 2 awesome guest appearances in Castle, and even voice acting in HL2:2. Here he plays the goombah enforcer who kills Paxton and Stiller

Liam Neeson, (Batman, the 1st good one, Star Wars, the 1st shitty one) most-loved elder hillbilly, he owns this movie. He is all about revenge/justice for murder in the most brutal of ways. He went on to play the same kickass character in many more movies, but with a slightly more Irish accent.

Patrick Swayze, a man of highs and lows. From Dirty Dancing and Roadhouse to this dreck (he was nominated a Razzie for worst actor) then immediately back to Ghost and Point Break. He can't act, he can't pull off a constant accent, he looks like he never shot a bow before, he can't even pretend to play the violin very well. But he can dance! (But he doesn't dance in this movie, so there you go)

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10

Under-Rated Mob Action Film

Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.

This is probably seen as a second-tier Patrick Swayze movie. Certainly it can't compete with "Roadhouse" or "Dirty Dancing". But in my opinion, it doesn't fall far behind. The action, the authentic Chicago scenery. It is all quite nice. And the cast. Wow. Beyond the three brothers (Swayze, Bill Paxton and Liam Neeson) you have a very early appearance from Ben Stiller, a young Helen Hunt and more. Quite the cast.

Exactly why the Gates family has an Irish brother when everyone else is clearly American is unclear, but Neeson at least tries to cover up his accent a little bit.

Reviewed by k-thomas 7 / 10

Enjoyable thriller for a quiet evening at home.

I was never a Patrick Swayze fan, not because of his ability as an actor, but the movies he made. After watching the complete series of North And South, which he made before he became famous, i thought we would be in for some fine films. Next Of Kin in my view was an exception. The usual revenge story line, a member of a family is murdered by the mob and his family want revenge. What i found interesting about Next Of Kin, was the way Bill Paxtons family were portrayed. Not the usual cliché of being eliterite, stupid and being moonshiners. They were portrayed as intelligent human beings not to fool around with. I thought the entire cast played their parts well. Some reviewers criticise Ben Stiller for being miscast as a mobsters son. Well members of the Cosa Nostra do not walk around looking like people with blood dripping fangs and frothing at the mouth, they look like everyone else. Remember what Martin Scosece said in an interview about making Goofellas. A good film to watch on a quiet evening.

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