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God is a Bullet (2023, D: Cassavetes) S: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe, Jamie Foxx



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Re: God is a Bullet (2023, D: Cassavetes) S: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe, Jamie Foxx

I can't really tell what they're going for from the preview. Appears to be B movie violence exploitation, which could work if done correctly. My main draw to this is Cassavetes; interesting that nowhere does it say "From the director of The Notebook"...
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Re: God is a Bullet (2023, D: Cassavetes) S: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe, Jamie Foxx

When I read that title this is what I think of...

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Re: God is a Bullet (2023, D: Cassavetes) S: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe, Jamie Foxx

This is out in theatres this weekend.
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Re: God is a Bullet (2023, D: Cassavetes) S: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe, Jamie Foxx

Has anyone seen this? I missed the brief theatrical run and now it's on VOD for $7.

The premise interests me.

However, the reviews are awful.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/god_is_a_bullet

and it's over 2 1/2 hours long. Just wondering if it's worth a rent or not on the small chance someone here has seen it.
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Re: God is a Bullet (2023, D: Cassavetes) S: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe, Jamie Foxx

There are apparently two cuts of this. There is a shorter cut is that removes about 30 mins of unnecessary subplot/ The longer one is the "director's cut". Not sure which the reviews had issues with.

I will eventually see this for Maika Monroe.

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Re: God is a Bullet (2023, D: Cassavetes) S: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe, Jamie Foxx

Originally Posted by DJariya
Has anyone seen this? I missed the brief theatrical run and now it's on VOD for $7.

The premise interests me.

However, the reviews are awful.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/god_is_a_bullet

and it's over 2 1/2 hours long. Just wondering if it's worth a rent or not on the small chance someone here has seen it.
I saw it during its short theatrical run back in June.

Maika Monroe & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau are fantastic but the entirety of the film feels like Nick Cassavetes' vessel for slathering as much misogyny as he can in 156-minutes.

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There are apparently two cuts of this. There is a shorter cut is apparently the theatrica that removes about 30 mins of unnecessary subplot/ The longer one is the "director's cut". Not sure which the reviews had issues with.

I will eventually see this for Maika Monroe.
There's an even longer cut of this film?

If Cassavetes would've cut down the film to around 85-minutes, it would have flowed so much better. Within its bloated 156-minutes is already piles of unnecessary plot lines, at least in the theatrical print I saw in June.
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Re: God is a Bullet (2023, D: Cassavetes) S: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe, Jamie Foxx

This movie is on Hoopla. It was the 156 minute cut and I struggled to get through it. Granted I was watching at 10pm. It’s was a very bloated movie. There was no reason it needed to be this long. The plot was fairly simple, but expanded too much. The entire subplot with January Jones and Paul Johansson, who played Costner-Waldau’s boss, was dumb and could have been deleted. A lot of vile characters. Even the hero Bob wasn’t that likeable.

Also, there is some pretty sadistic violence, a lot against women, that will make you squirm. Also, after everything that Bob went through to save his daughter, there was really no payoff to that. I didn’t really like Maika Monroe in this.

I have to agree with the critics here. D+ from me.

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Re: God is a Bullet (2023, D: Cassavetes) S: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe, Jamie Foxx

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The entire plot with January Jones and Paul Johansson, who played Costner-Waldauís boss, was dumb and could have been deleted.
Such a cut exists. I think the Canadian disc and some digital versions are shorter.

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