This movie had quite a promising start, but unfortunately the writers ran out of ideas after less than an hour. I fast forwarded through certain parts. If you intend watching this, be fully prepared to shout at the screen like I did. And I liked the camera work, the acting, Vinnie Jones with some great Lithuanian actors like Sapranauskas in it. Give this a miss, unless you have 90 minutes or so to kill. The acting - who are the actors? Here the four musketeers face constant threat for their life. They appeal to most Lithuanians, because they show a lot of nuances from everyday life of the country in a comic way Zero being my favorite.
Surely they can see the holes? Vinny Jones was, well, Vinny Jones, and gave the sort of performance you come to expect from him, not exceptional, not bad, just. It is not remotely entertaining or funny, unless you're actually some degenerate that is shown in the movie. Once a new character is introduced into the film, you know that he is likely to be just like the characters we had already seen, meaning more shouting, cursing and screaming. I knew what to expect in each of the following dialogues 10 minutes into the movie. In overall, actors played characters which very well fit them making their performances more convincing. Neither of those countries are anywhere near Iceland, so why couldn't it continue to Malaysia? Din cauza unui vulcan care e gata sa erupa in Islanda si impiedica traficul aerian.
Frankly, I couldn't stop crying while watching it, how funny that was from me. By the whole this movie is really entertaining and fun to watch. I seems as if people watch the trailer and and base their opinions on it. We see the protagonists getting in worse and worse trouble. Without spoiling anything: it's a criminal, little bit dark humor comedy about few English guys who decided to rob some gangsters and run to Malaysia. You have a priest that does the opposite of what is expected of a priest; you have lots of cursing and cliché characters who seem to be incapable of a normal human interaction other than shouting and screaming their lunges out.
However, you mustn't form your opinion about the country itself form this movie as it reflects the worst situation about twenty years ago. I try to like English films but this one was a total disaster! I read somewhere this is the first Lithuanian movie to be accepted internationally. I am sure that many Lithuanians will find it funny though. As Lithuanian I would write whole 10 for it, but being realistic and thinking about international audience I will vote for something between 7 or 8. Well, its wasn't that bad even in the 90s but, well, Balcan'ish chaos is much more entertaining to watch as compared to Scandinavian'ish modern and calm reality. To do so, they will have to overcome hit men, whores, corrupt cops, smugglers and more, all while rediscovering each other as friends. It's one of the things I actually liked about this film - it's very light-hearted and doesn't take itself seriously, which scores it some very much needed points.
And it's not some haunting house horror, but a full caliber of action, movie. The other east Europeans should also find something familiar. Provoking, exotic and full of guilty fun. And also it's very fun to watch this miss-communications between main characters and natives. Redirected is worth seeing , just don't expect anything too much. Here they face cunning prostitutes, corrupt policeman, cigarette and immigrant smugglers, alcoholics, asocial Polish, Russian and gypsy people with bad attitude, unique for this part of Europe guys with sweat suits and baseball bats.
Very weak attempt to imitate aforementioned director's style with lame results. Redirected 2014 Four friends - John, Ben, Tim and Michael - turned first-time robbers, get stranded in Eastern Europe through a series of misadventures and have to find their way back home. When the four lads decide to make their life a paradise by take a job by robbing an underground poker game and running off to Malaysia with the goods. To do so, they'll have to overcome hit men, whores, corrupt cops, smugglers and more, all while rediscovering each other as friends. Some gags make you crack a little smile a few times, but that's all. Everything about this is weak and pathetic.
But overall I am pretty sure the West world will also enjoy the movie very much. Some are seen in previous movies like tattoos after hangover or shooting the bad guy just before he kills a good guy. Be aware that the movie contains a lot of bad words in Lithuanian, Russian, Polish and English languages! The dialog is, on occasion, well written, but it often seems unnatural and hollow. A bunch of Thatcherite w'nkers treat the entire industry as a tax write off. Movie has well thought out plot and structure. Sadly Lithuanian crooks agree with them.
In short the film is utterly terrible. In any way, to sum up, its a good film to eat some popcorn and to laugh with or at the eastern europeans. And also it's very fun to watch this miss-communications between main characters and natives. But in no way that can go perfectly fine and as their flight gets redirected to some small Eastern Europe country, they end up in all kinds of trouble with locals and the robbed mobsters on their tails and all the fun begins. I try to like English films but this one was a total disaster! Maybe it will be harder for ones who do not understand Lithuanian language, but still it should be pretty entertaining because subs will let you catch the idea. The script on my opinion had few significant mistakes, but it did not stop me from enjoying the movie.