9/04/2006

Killing Emmett Young (2002)


Killing Emmett Young (2002) -* * *

AKA: Emmett's Mark

Directed By: Keith Snyder

Starring: Scott Wolf, Gabriel Bryne, and Tim Roth










Scott Wolf plays the title character who is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Young meets a stranger (Byrne) who can a hire a hitman (Roth) to kill him. Young accepts the offer at first, but he changes his mind at the last minute and now has to stop his own death.


The best part of the movie is the performance by Roth. He could just phone in his role, but he puts in an extra layer of character development that makes you like him. Byrne and Wolf also put in fine performances. There's also a really well-shot foot chase and while there's no reason for it, it was welcomed. If you're looking for something different, Killing Emmett Young is a decent choice.




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1 comment:

The Film Fiend said...

I enjoyed this one, too, and was actually surprised it did so poorly on video. Pretty decent flick, if you ask me.