I watched The Way of the Gun last night. I remember having seen it in the theater and being disappointed. I remember it being all-over the place. Lacking interesting characters, coherance, or a decent structure. Boy did I remember wrong. This is pure and simple, an absolute train wreck of a film! It's probably one of the most sloppily constructed plots I've ever had the misfortune of witnessing. It's probably the most pretentious script ever written, and is filled with dreadful lines like: "Are you comfortable. We're gonna take your baby now." "Creative articulation my man." "A plan is a list of things that don't happen." "Since Baltimore I knew you were for sale." I tried so desperately hard to forget these lines after I heard them, that I'm not sure they're 100% correct. I also found it really annoying that they kept on using the line "Till that day." as a means of saying goodbye. Just plain dumb. There's a huge amount of posturing that is absolutely NOT necessary and not even slightly cool. If they cut out all the meaningless looks, it'd run in at maybe 12 minutes. What a ghastly mess. It also manages to make stirling actors like James Caan and Benicio Del Toro look like idiots. Ryan Phillipe and Juliette Lewis also don't come out smelling of roses. What amazes me more than how bad it is, is the fact that I remember it got a number of rave reviews from some critics. Some even used words like "masterpiece". I remember McQuarrie being praised for not surfing the Tarantino wave when he wrote the scipt for Usual Suspects, but this is the most shameful attempt to cash in on that "type" of film. Absolute rubbish. My opinion is so strong, that it prompted me to write out my thoughts. Its also one of the few films I've seen, (along with Entrapment and a few others) that actually makes me angry thinking about it. Just thought I'd share. EDIT: Oh, and I thought the score was good.