Trying to emulate Lock, Stock and Snatch is no bad thing, I guess... get it right and movie-makers undoubtedly have a money-making hit on their hands, but recreating minor British “masterpieces” is not an easy task and to prove my point I offer you Triggermen - a kind of unfunny Men Behaving Badly meets un-violent Goodfellas. The story goes something like this... whilst “holidaying” in America two small time crooks, played by Neil Morrissey and Adrien Dunbar, find themselves with an opportunity of acquiring $100,000 - problem is to be in with any chance of seeing this money they must impersonate two American hit men, Donnie Wahlberg and Michael Rappaport, who have been hired to kill gangland boss Ben Cutler, Pete Postlethwaite. Can the British duo pull it off?
The problem for me was that I just didn't care and despite a very good, if slightly “B” rated, cast of actors, Triggermen simply misses the mark by a rather large margin, and although they do their best with the script at hand even Pete Postlethwaite and Neil Morrissey cannot elevate the movie above “made-for-TV fare”.
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