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The Way Of The Gun

posted Jan 8, 2017, 6:14 AM by Viktor Zólyomi   [ updated Jan 8, 2017, 6:14 AM ]
If there's ever been an underrated classic among black comedy crime fiction movies it's The Way Of The Gun. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, this 2000 film follows antihero outlaws Mr. Parker and Mr. Longbaugh on their quest to flip off the world and try to make fifteen million dollars by ransoming a surrogate mother who is about to give birth to the child of a shady businessman. While that premise could easily yield a grim, dark, and depressing story, The Way Of The Gun is a thoroughly entertaining flick with tons of dark humor. It's also one of those films that give you a perfect intro. The opening scene features Sarah Silverman unloading a tirade of profanity as a character credited as "Raving Bitch" and introduces Parker and Longbaugh and the crazy world they inhabit; if you love these first two and a half minutes, you will adore the entire film.

The world of Con City is heavily influenced by the world of The Way Of The Gun. Whether it's the black humor of the opening scene, the absurdity of the car chase scene which Jeffers and Obecks somehow sit through with a straight face, or the dark yet fun dynamic between Joe Sarno and his friend Abner, this flick provides fantastic characters and great moments between them that will stay with you for decades. Highly recommended if you like your crime films with a good dose of black humor.