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Boston Girls (2010/Cinema Epoch DVD)


Picture: D     Sound: D     Extras: D     Feature: D



Hell hath no fury like two pissed off chicks from Boston.  Cinema Epoch’s latest indie flick is a killer B-movie take on The Boondock Saints and is entitled Boston Girls.  When Carmela and Lynne find out their boyfriends have been cheating on them, they take it upon themselves to exterminate every cheating abusive dirt bag in the city, and even though the cops are right behind them, Detective Fitzgerald is having a hard time condemning the two girls. 


Boston Girls takes the righteous wrath of The Boondock Saints, along with Boston’s unique charm, and mixes them into a very classic crime spree narrative.  These common elements have complimented dozens of excellent movies like Natural Born Killers, Bonnie and Clyde, and The Departed.  Unfortunately though, Boston Girls is an awful train wreck of a movie.  The dialogue is awful, the acting verges on unbearable, and the plot hovers in a limbo between crime drama and slasher flick which seems to drag on for hours. 


Boston Girls was shot on video, and it shows.  Most of the film takes place in the dark, which is a sure way to make even professional quality video look like a home movie.  The 16:9 widescreen image has noticeable video noise even in well-lit shots and the color in most scenes has no depth to it.  The stereo audio is just as bad with clear room tone and echo in several scenes.  As for extra features, this disc contains only a brief still photo slideshow and a trailer.


Usually when I wrap up a negative review of a violent movie I can say, “but die-hard horror fans will still get a kick out of this cheap, formulaic slasher.”  But Boston Girls doesn’t even have that going for it.  Sure, the entire movie revolves around a series of gratuitous murders, but there’s very little gore and only a few seconds of nudity, the cornerstones of slasher cinema.  There’s almost no one, outside the cast and crew, who I could possibly imagine would want to own this film.



-   Matthew Carrick


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