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March 10, 2013

'Dead Man Down' an unintentional parody

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And then Pauly, another mobster, shows up in a basement freezer, a very cold stiff. Unsettling, no?

You don’t need to be a genius to figure out that Victor may not be the loyal soldier Alphonse takes him for. Beatrice figures it out soon enough, trailing Victor as he sets up his sniper’s rifle on a building roof. Pity the fool in the wine bar below.

But it takes Darcy (Dominic Cooper), Victor’s gangmate and best buddy, almost the entire movie to arrive at the same conclusion. His moment of revelation prompts yet another screenwriting gem: “You lied to me!” he says to Victor. “The godfather of my son!”

Talk about betrayal.

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