Shooting Dates - April 6 - May 20
War on Everyone USA release JAN 5, 2017
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Member Since: 01/14/12
Nov 15 16 10:06 AM
Everything relies on the relationship between Skarsgard and Pena and they both fire. Pena is poker-faced throughout, delivering his lines with practiced disdain, while Skarsgard (towering above him at 1.94 metres) is fascinating to watch as he shows off his Tarzan body beautiful and seductively handsome looks. Both wear immaculate three-piece suits that seem none the worse for wear throughout. I laughed when an on-duty cop asks them what precinct they are from? From hell, baby is the quick reply.
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Nov 15 16 3:55 PM
asloveas wrote:Everything relies on the relationship between Skarsgard and Pena and they both fire. Pena is poker-faced throughout, delivering his lines with practiced disdain, while Skarsgard (towering above him at 1.94 metres) is fascinating to watch as he shows off his Tarzan body beautiful and seductively handsome looks. Both wear immaculate three-piece suits that seem none the worse for wear throughout. I laughed when an on-duty cop asks them what precinct they are from? From hell, baby is the quick reply.
Feb 1 17 8:10 AM
(...) Pena’s a family man who, while sarcastic with his kids, gets along with them well enough and, in something only McDonagh could get away with, enjoys debating Simone de Beauvoir and modernist painting with his gorgeous wife (MISS BALA’s Stephanie Sigman). Skarsgård is the slightly loonier one, who also has a drop-dead gorgeous love interest, CREED’s Tessa Thompson, who looks pretty cute in her drum majorette costume. (...)
Before the final orgy of righteous violence, we get lots of good set-pieces, including a full-on dance number for Skarsgård and Thompson set to “Rhinestone Cowboy” and a trip to Iceland. Pena and Skarsgård are well cast. Pena’s cynical, dry delivery is perfect, while Skarsgård, despite being a little too built for an alcoholic coke-head, is having the time of his life in a role as that really shows some range and bodes well for his career. I especially like the way the hulking Skarsgård always walks around hunched down in order to be at his normal-sized partner’s level. (...)
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Feb 1 17 11:49 AM
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Feb 3 17 5:13 AM
Still, if you crave the dodgy thrill of watching two degenerate detectives piss on Miranda rights, you could do a lot worse than spending 90 minutes huffing the fumes of this duo's cracked chemistry. The idea of pairing Skarsgård and Peña for this kind of multiracial buddy-cop exercise is inspired; the former's towering thin white drunk and the latter's stocky Hispanic smart-ass complement each other nicely.
Feb 3 17 5:19 AM
McDonagh has made a career out of penning offensive, anti-authority figures of authority. Brendan Gleeson played the part in the hilarious The Guard and the intense Calvary. Now, Peña and Skarsgård are here to give us their very best anti-heroes. Peña, as always, is a pleasure to watch. The cadence of his quick-fire delivery demands attention and his warm, mischievous smile is immediately ingratiating. And Skarsgård plays a wonderful straight man to Pena’s fast-talking, philosophical funny man. The tall, imposing Swede presents an oafish figure with slouched shoulders. It always appears as though he’s protecting himself and, as the film soon reveals, for good reason.
Feb 3 17 5:27 AM
The film isn't without its moments, which usually involve quicksilver inflections and gestures on the part of the excellent cast. Peña has a hilarious scene in which Bolaño is about to question someone inside a strip club and, failing to find his badge, holds up his hand in a resignedly entitled pantomime. Skarsgård sporadically achieves pathos despite the film's archness, informing Monroe's loneliness and desperation with grace and subtlety, particularly in the haunting Nowheresville accent he adopts.
Feb 3 17 5:35 AM
The always excellent Peña is well suited to the role – he already partnered in a similar, if less dissolute, dynamic in End of Watch. Swedish heartthrob Skarsgård is a more unexpected casting but brings a persuasive deadbeat melancholy to the role of Glen Campbell-obsessed Terry, who joined the force because “you can shoot people for no reason”.
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Feb 3 17 8:19 AM
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Feb 4 17 11:11 AM
if “running and shooting while wearing a sharp three-piece suit” were an Olympic sport, Skarsgard would have medalled by now.
Feb 9 17 8:37 PM
Feb 13 17 12:52 PM
Which is a real shame because War on Everyone features one of the best comedic parings in recent memory. That Michael Peña is one half of that pairing should come as no surprise. His Bob is a deadpan motor mouth, the kind of guy who seems like he spends all of his down time reading Wikipedia and snorting cocaine. His machine gun delivery and informative non-sequiturs play nicely off Alexander Skarsgard, whose performance as Terry – a hunched, leering, perpetually drunk dipshit – is a surprising turn for an actor mostly known for his smoldering good looks. McDonagh is able to garner laughs by simply pairing them in a shot together – Peña is 5’7’’, Skarsgard is 6’4” – and the film is at its best when the pair are burning through his colorful (if still noticeably European) dialogue or just indulging its own absurdity rather than groping at social relevance. The two leads are the films’ saving grace, ensuring that Bob and Terry feel less like men actively out to do bad, and more like children with no real inkling that they ought to do good. Of course, your mileage may vary.
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Apr 14 17 4:23 PM
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May 1 17 3:58 AM
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