|The Bag Man (2014)|
|Rating: 5.3/10 (13,919 votes)
Director: David Grovic
Writer: David Grovic, Paul Conway, James Russo (original screenplay "Motel")
Stars: John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa, Robert De Niro, Crispin Glover
Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 20 Mar 2014
|Plot: A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.|
We love us some Redbox. Watched this on May 25, 2014.
This was kind of a throwaway choice. We didn’t see anything we really wanted to watch, but I like John Cusack, so we went for this.
You have to suspect something up when you see acclaimed actors in an unheard of film that is also made by an unknown director. The Bag Man is such a film that uses a lot of gist from a lot of other similar movies.
These actors are Robert De Niro and John Cusack. De Niro will always be remembered for his mob playing roles, and Cusack is a well-known character-defined actor who came into the limelight after playing a skilled assassin in Grosse Pointe Blank. What De Niro and Cusack do in this movie is basically play those characters again, but in a dark, twisted and bizarre setting that is hard to figure out.