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The Greatest Gunman

by Brothers In Crime 972 views


Ahhhh Brothers in Crime. Your dialogue is always great and you always tell a well rounded story. As soon as it started I was reminded of 'Kevin's Journey: A Quest For Half' from 2014 - which I loved.

10/10 (or should I say 7/7). Another hilarious, well-shot, brilliantly scripted film by Brothers in Crime. I was laughing the entire film. The acting was fantastic (especially for the greatest gunman). You guys DEFINITELY should have won audience favourite in my opinion - you were number one on my list! I totally expect to see your film in the Auckland finals. :)

This film, sadly, was probably one of the most frustrating I've seen in the whole competition.... BECAUSE I LOVED IT. The story was great, the acting and dialogue was IMPECCABLE ("Yeah! Hiss at him" or the monologue about which parts of Auckland the Gunman controlled). The last shot with the lead just shoving rotten bread into the girl's face, hahahah! It was so full of GREAT elements, elements that could win the entire competition... But that camera work and editing really left something to be desired and I fear it has cost the Brothers in Crime any placing in the competition above (third?) audience favourite. There were so many good ideas in this film, great ideas even, but all those jokes and performances seemed to be wasted in sub-par cinematography and what seemed like a first cut. I hope you guys return next year with a more effective crew, someone who knows how to set up a shot and someone who knows editing, because you're scripting is some of the funniest and cleverest I've seen in my 6 years of 48 hours. All the best!

A murderous sharp-shooter helps a meek young lad to find out what he's doing wrong with the ladies. Why? I haven't a clue, but Brothers in Crime sells the goofiness with plenty of off-the-wall gusto. From the sensei's claim that he's "the greatest gunman in the central to central-west Auckland region" to an awesome dolly zoom of him sniffing, the short rides on Tane Huata's comedic charisma. I like the dude a lot, and he's great in this. I'm not sure there's much more too the film than that. The mystery is basically an outline to service the jokes, with a resolution that hinges a character we hardly met. And while I can easily forgive noticeable CGI blood in a comedy like this (I actually think it adds to the charm), the editing could have been far tighter. The first cut is the most troublesome: it abruptly ends the music and rushes into the next scene to haphazard effect. It's understandable - this is the kind of issue that occurs in 48Hours all the time. Still, it's a damn fun watch, if just to see the hilarious hissing douchebag or the priceless introduction to Harper Harrison.

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