“Uppers, downers — all the livestock get their shots.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
… to a shocking scene of a literal cattle-call for doped up, naked girls, we realize that the social commentary offered here is no-holds-barred. Indeed, as DVD Savant puts it, it’s “an undeniably gross gangster movie that packs a surfeit of purposely, pointedly taste-challenged non-PC content.” With that said, the film certainly has its fans, and does contain some redeeming elements — including cute-as-a-button Spacek in her first speaking role:
… and some colorful, innovative set pieces.
Also to their credit (I think), Ritchie and screenwriter Robert Dillon point out the existence of sex trafficking rings long before public consciousness allowed for the idea of such things on American soil — so that’s a “service” of sorts, though it’s exploited (naturally), and we’re meant to believe that male knights must come and save the poor girls.
Notable Performances, Qualities, and Moments: