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  Running Scared (2006)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"Running Scared" is certainly in that same vein, and it also reminds me of John Woo's "The Killer".
But where this film lacks the dialog of a Tarantino film, it is a lot more visually stylish than anything QT has ever done.
Bottom line, if you were disappointed by films like "Kill Bill" and "Sin City", films you really wanted to like but found them too cartoonishly clichéd, you'll be more than satisfied with "Running Scared".
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  Running Scared (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Running Scared is a 1986 action comedy film directed by Peter Hyams, and starring Billy Crystal and the late Gregory Hines.
Realizing the good life they could be having (by running a bar in the sun), they decide to retire - only to find out that Gonzales has posted bail.
A sequel titled Still Running was planned and different scripts were written.
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 Running Scared (2006): Reviews
Running Scared is a vicious and brutal B-movie jacked up to hysterical, hallucinatory proportions -- a pulpy, violent action picture that torments the viewer as much as its characters, and I mean that as a compliment.
Running Scared has some camp value as the kind of midnight movie you can laugh at (not with), but it isn't so much imitation Tarantino as it is imitation imitation Tarantino.
Running Scared is so desperate and surreally stupid that all you would have to do to see it as a brilliant sendup of everything that is corrupt, vulgar, sad, deluded and bad-for-you about Hollywood is squint.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/runningscared   (1348 words)

 cbs2chicago.com - 'Running Scared'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In "Running Scared," Walker tears about in a meat-headed frenzy, desperately trying to recover a shiny, snub-nosed pistol one of his mob associates used to kill a crooked cop in the movie's gruesome opening barrage.
From there, "Running Scared" is just a string of incoherent encounters as Joey, his wife (Vera Farmiga), their son and Oleg dash through the night, the gun changing hands and a sleazy cop (Chazz Palminteri) wandering in and out with schemes of flmail.
"Running Scared," a New Line release, is rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence and language, sexuality and drug content.
cbs2chicago.com /moviereviews/movies_story_055014623.html   (659 words)

 'Running Scared'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Of all the absurdities in "Running Scared" -- and there are many -- it's hard to top this.
Ten-year-old Oleg (Cameron Bright), on the run from his meth-cooking abusive Russian stepfather, the cops and warring mobsters, ducks into an unlocked van in a parking lot looking for a safe place to hide.
"Running Scared" is like the proverbial car wreck; you slow down to watch if the coroner's wagon or an ambulance is pulling up.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06055/660380.stm   (529 words)

 :: MvMMDI : Running Scared   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"Running Scared" is the kind of film that moves at such a frantic pace, you are always thinking you missed something.
"Running Scared" is the biggest surprise of the year, and one hell of a energy-fueled ride.
People are going to run out and tell their friends to see this film as soon as possible.
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 Running Scared (2006 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses of the same title, see Running Scared
Running Scared is a 2006 crime film written and directed by Wayne Kramer and released by New Line Cinema.
The film stars Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, Chazz Palminteri and Alex Neuberger.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Running_Scared_(2006_film)   (707 words)

 Running Scared Movie Review (Paul Walker) Empire Movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In Running Scared, Paul Walker plays Joey Gazelle, a mobster who has been assigned the simple task of disposing of guns that have been used by the mob during various crimes.
Running Scared is a movie full of twists and turns, blood and guts, guns, pimps, deception, the Russian mob, the Italian mob, dirty cops and good ones, hookers, hockey and even child porn.
In the end, Running Scared is a movie with a good idea and some decent execution but the misses in the movie are enormous and will probably leave a bitter taste in the mouths of most people who see it.
www.empiremovies.com /reviews/reviews.php?id=9456&runningscared.htm   (468 words)

 Running scared - The Boston Globe
Always, at this time of year, I choke on one particular memory -- the frightened thrill of dashing through the last part of my paper route.
I couldn't wait for my canvas bag to be nearly empty, so that I could really start to run.
He then starts running again, through the darkness.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/11/28/running_scared   (717 words)

 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Running Scared (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Speaking of movies that go over the top, "Running Scared" goes so far over the top, it circumnavigates the top and doubles back on itself; it's the Mobius Strip of over-the-topness.
You won't catch him acting in "Running Scared." The movie never slows down enough.
Chazz Palminteri is such an evil cop that the planes of his face seem to have shifted into a sinister new configuration; I saw him in January at Sundance, where he was pleasant and smiling, and here he looks like a Batman villain who tried to shave with Roto-Rooter.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060223/REVIEWS/60222003/1023   (1047 words)

 UGO.com Film/TV - DVD Review - Running Scared
After a disastrous theatrical run - New Line didn't know how to market the film - Running Scared hopes to find an audience at home, where ridiculous plotlines, extreme violence, corrupt cops and general gritty sleaze often hits its target better than in the theater.
Most critics hated Running Scared, but in a world where so many movies follow safe, boring lines from point A to point B, it was refreshing to find a movie that pushed the gas pedal to the floor and never looked back.
Running Scared isn't exactly a character piece - it's one where the style is the substance - so visuals play a huge part in the experience and New Line hits it out of the park.
www.ugo.com /channels/filmtv/features/runningscared/dvdreview.asp   (508 words)

 EI > DVD > Running Scared (2006)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The 2006 version of "Running Scared" (this is not a sequel to the charming 1986 film by the same name), Joey (Paul Walker) is a young mob enforcer who gets sideways with the law when a drug deal goes bad.
The unfortunate thing about "Running Scared" is that even though it is often vile and messy praying on the lowest common denominator, it tries to resolve things happily.
One of the more underrated films to come out in 2006, "Running Scared" is one of those wickedly fun action thrillers that sacrifices substance for style, but somehow works because of it.
www.einsiders.com /reviews/dvd/show_dvd.php?review_dvd=786   (1126 words)

 Running Scared - ComingSoon.net DVD Reviews
"Running Scared" is rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence and language, sexuality and drug content.
"Running Scared" should be declared a weapon of mass destruction due to the sheer enormity of suckage it will be unleashing upon theaters across the United States.
"Running Scared: Through the Looking Glass" featurette — This is your standard 'making of' feature with behind the scenes footage, interviews with the cast and crew, and more.
www.comingsoon.net /news/dvdreviewsnews.php?id=14735   (1471 words)

 Amazon.com: Running Scared: DVD: Wayne Kramer,Paul Walker,Cameron Bright,Vera Farmiga,Karel Roden,Johnny Messner,Ivana ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Running Scared has such a gritty, washed out look right from the get-go that one starts to think it's a film lifted right out of the 70's.
Running Scared's first ten minutes sets up what the rest of the next two hours are going to be like.
Running Scared is a like Grimms fairy tale as seen and told in a modern setting.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000F5WR4W?v=glance   (2711 words)

 Running Scared
This film runs with frenetic energy punctuated by gratuitous violence but sorely lacks in plot, character development and stylistic flair.
Even though Running Scared doesn't quite nail it, it does hit the target for absurdist originality and pure cinematic delirium.
I see Running Scared as a slick, sick, and sly satire of all the action flick conventions, but maybe I'm just nuts.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/10004288-running_scared   (1146 words)

 Official Running Scared Movie Synopsis
Running Scared movie starring Paul Walker & Johnny Messner
Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious) stars in the fast-paced crime drama Running Scared from critically acclaimed director Wayne Kramer (The Cooler).
Walker plays a low-level mobster who, in order to save his family, must recover a gun used in a mob hit before it's found by his bosses or the cops.
www.runningscaredthemovie.com /goods_notes.html   (62 words)

 Running Scared Movie Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Possibly the most graphically violent and brutal film in the past several years, Running Scared is the kind of hyper-kinetic, overwrought and overwritten film that is simultaneously atrocious and oddly enjoyable.
Running Scared seems to be the amalgam of the two, a stylized version of After Hours, without any of the wit or subtle charm.
The conclusion to Running Scared is a jarring experience, given the amount of reckless abandon Kramer and Co. have deemed appropriate for their film.
thecelebritycafe.com /movies/full_review/11953.html   (580 words)

 Running Scared (washingtonpost.com)
In fact, assuming he continues to recover from January surgery to replace a valve in his heart, he plans to run for president as a kind of freakout candidate, a red-alert politician for a freakout nation.
Graham was the only presidential candidate to vote against war in Iraq, prompting speculation that he was maneuvering to run as a dove in a Democratic primary.
He was over 50; he had a business to run; he was launching a political career.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A63703-2003May1.html   (1597 words)

 calendarlive.com: MOVIE REVIEW - 'Running Scared'
Written and directed by Wayne Kramer, who co-wrote and directed "The Cooler," "Running Scared" stars Paul Walker as a low-level mafia guy who finds himself in for a long, ultraviolent night after his son's best friend steals a gun used in a mob police massacre and uses it to shoot his abusive stepfather.
In fact, "Running Scared" is so desperate and surreally stupid that all you would have to do to see it as a brilliant sendup of everything that is corrupt, vulgar, sad, deluded and bad-for-you about Hollywood is squint.
But that game is old and tedious, and a glance at the list of producers suggests that what we have here is a sincere grab at coolness — that eternal, elusive questing beast of the middle-aged, well-remunerated and grip-deprived.
www.calendarlive.com /movies/reviews/cl-et-runningscared24feb24,0,572906.story?coll=cl-home-top-blurb-right   (588 words)

 Running Scared DVD - RopeofSilicon.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Running Scared is a gritty, action packed film on every level and it is entertaining as hell!
Joey is now on the run to save the innocent and clear his name as the whole bloody mess comes to a boil.
While I didn't really like The Cooler Kramer faired much better with Running Scared, it is only unfortunate that I expect he will have a hard time finding more scripts like this unless he once again puts his own pen to the paper.
www.ropeofsilicon.com /dvd.php?id=2740   (501 words)

 Running Scared (2006): Paul Walker, Chazz Palminteri, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga - PopMatters Film Review
He first appears in Running Scared in a brief bit of chaos, his face beaten, bruised, and cut up.
While the kinetic action and frenzied camerawork are sometimes thrilling and mostly hyper-stylized, a series of nods to previous films and makers (Running Scared is dedicated to Sam Peckinpah, Brian De Palma, and Walter Hill, an eclectic group of artists with similar interests in the poetry of violence (Peckinpah also considers the costs).
And like, say, Sin City, Running Scared adopts a graphic novelish look, pacing, and opening credits markers -- only without the graphic novel origin (you can see the graphic novel version of the first six minutes).
www.popmatters.com /film/reviews/r/running-scared-2006.shtml   (1072 words)

 Running Scared Movie -The 80s Rewind «
"Running Scared" was a very overlooked action comedy duing the mid 80's with a lot of laughs and entertaining action.
Don't forget that Running Scared is now available to order on Widescreen DVD using our special 80s search device...
There was an actual purposed sequel to the film that would have been entitled "Still Running" which probably did not happen due to the film's moderate box office performance.
www.fast-rewind.com /runningscared.htm   (1186 words)

 Movie Review - Running Scared
They stay their focus on the uglier side of life, but this time they amp up the action with Running Scared, a violent and gritty film that's sleazy, shocking, gory, and oftentimes downright repugnant.
But because Kramer and Pierce weren't tied to a studio-mandated formula, they were able to take some creative risks that paid off big, giving the film a refreshingly different feel.
Told with a straightforward narrative, Running Scared might have failed miserably.
www.franksreelreviews.com /reviews/2006/runningscared.htm   (646 words)

 Movie Review for Running Scared
To get the gun back he has to find the kid, and to find the kid we'll all have to travel with him through a series of increasingly absurd circumstances and unlikely side tangents for a violent, confusing, boorishly long 122 minutes.
Running Scared is absolutely dizzying as Kramer tries to squeeze anything and everything into his film, regardless of how it fits in with what's going on or whether it moves his central plot forward.
I'm not trying to sell this as some sort of acting ability awakening in Walker, but the grittier, hard-edged, scared to death persona of Joey suits him better than any of the others we've seen him stumble over during his already too long career.
www.cinemablend.com /review.php?id=1446   (515 words)

 Movie Publicity
Running Scared will be available on DVD at a $27.95 SRP, and the order due date is May 6, 2006.
Low-level mob hand and loving family man Joey Gazelle (Walker) finds his life turned upside-down when he ignores the mob’s instructions to dispose of a gun used in the fatal shooting of a corrupt cop during a bungled drug buy.
After stowing the gun in his basement for future use as collateral against his employers, his son’s best friend, Oleg (Bright), discovers and steels the weapon to shoot his abusive stepfather, the fl sheep of the Russian mob.
www.moviepublicity.com /he/runningscared_press.html   (484 words)

 DVDFanatic Review: Running Scared
In Running Scared, there’s not really anyone running around scared, so much as their people shooting, fighting and dropping the f-bomb a bunch (not that there’s anything wrong with any of that).
Running Scared is released on DVD after a dismal run in theaters way back in February.
There’s a CGI-ed moment where you actually see the film dissolve that emphasizes exactly what I’m talking about: Running Scared wasn’t meant to be seen so clearly, this is a raw movie better served viewed on a damaged film print than the clarity of a DVD.
www.dvdfanatic.com /review.php?id=runningscared   (1317 words)

 Running Scared review, Running Scared photos, trailer, images
Much like “The Cooler,” which featured characters and events that stretched the boundaries of plausibility, “Running Scared,” to a much greater extent, is chock full of similarly cartoonish figures.
One gets the feeling that deep down inside there is something more to “Running Scared,” even if its potential is never fully realized.
The DVD release of “Running Scared” isn’t exactly filled to the brim with special features, but the extras that do appear on the disc are well worth it.
www.bullz-eye.com /mguide/reviews_2006/running_scared.htm   (475 words)

 Review: Running Scared - Cinematical   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I wanted to see Running Scared because I was so fond of The Cooler, writer-director Wayne Kramer's previous film.
Like The Cooler, Running Scared had at least one too many endings; the extra endings in The Cooler fit into its overall theme of luck, but the endings in Running Scared were cliched and manipulative.
The action throughout Running Scared is involving and fast-paced enough that you don't notice right away the number of cliches being invoked in this film.
www.cinematical.com /2006/02/24/review-running-scared   (1501 words)

All ends as it should, but not without a spectacular shootout in one of Chicago's most famous buildings.
The joy of RUNNING SCARED is not it's plot, but it's characters and dialogue.
Because it doesn't rely on gigantic special effects or action sequences, RUNNING SCARED is the perfect action movie to see on video.
crazy4cinema.com /Review/FilmsR/f_running_scared.html   (468 words)

 Running Scared   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Her attitude, in preparation for her run for the White House in '08, has taken a toll, causing some anti-war candidates to oppose her for this years Senate election.
Look, I'm aware that when you run for elected office, you put yourself knowingly in the spotlight and you have to expect to be held to a bit of a higher standard than your average person on the street.
Speaking to a group of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in the audience, Clinton offered an apology "on behalf of a government that left you behind, that turned its back on you." Her remarks were met with thunderous applause.
www.runningscared.org /new_york_politics   (10344 words)

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