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The Way of the Gun: Friday September 8, 2000

Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie makes his directorial debut with The Way of the Gun, a twisting crime drama about two cold-blooded career criminals who kidnap a surrogate mother and find themselves in an escalating cycle of guns and mayhem.
Longtime partners Parker (Ryan Phillippe) and Longbaugh (Benicio Del Toro) are hoping for a quick and non-violent pay-off when they abduct Robin (Juliette Lewis), a young woman carrying the child of a wealthy Southwestern couple. But kidnapping proves to be much more complicated, logistically and psychologically, than other felonies they've committed. Parker is increasingly drawn to the mysterious Robin, whose imminent delivery date awakens strong feelings in him. Tensions rise between Parker and Longbaugh, a ruthlessly decisive man who knows Parker's sentimental impulses could land them in big trouble. As the moment for the ransom exchange approaches, Parker and Longbaugh must battle not only well-armed opponents, but their own conflicted emotions as well. The Way of the Gun also stars Taye Diggs, Nicky Katt and James Caan. -- 2000 © Artisan Entertainment


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Ebert UsaToday TV Guide Herald Average
Points 50 75 40 50 53.75


53.75 - Go See At Matinee

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Rating System:

0 - 40 points

Not Worth Seeing
40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"


Christopher McQuarrie


Christopher McQuarrie


Crime / Thriller


James Caan
Benicio Del Toro
Taye Diggs
Juliette Lewis
Ryan Phillippe

Running Time

1hr 59min


Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some sexuality. 


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The People's Review of The Way of the Gun

Score = "NONE" 
"The first five minutes of this film were the worst ever. I'm not kidding. A steady onslaught of ""HIP"" insults. Pathetic! The rest of it was just a run of the mill rip-off. In no way does it compare to 'The Usual Suspects'. I couldn't get out of there fast enough. "

Score = "80"
"This was a really good movie with some fantastic shoot-em-up scenes complete with abnormally loud gunshots and your full dose of blood. Benicio Del Toro is great playing a bad a** and Ryan Phillipe isn't bad either. James Caan is nothing special. Only problem is that it is just a little slow in the middle of the movie before the final shootout. If you liked Usual Suspects I would expect that you'd like this as well."

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