A film I've watched and will watch over and over again. Perhaps it's not politically correct in this age of concern over religious fundamentalism, but since the targets of these 'saints' are *only* murderous criminals, that's okay. It involves two brothers (like in the Blues Brothers). They're catholics (like the Blues Brothers). They dress mainly in black and wear dark glasses (like the Blues Brothers) and they appear to be on a mission from god (like ... well you get the picture). Only they don't wear hats or sing and they do kill quite a lot of bad men. These boys are, in fact, just your average, run of the mill, multi-lingual, tattooed, Irish immigrant vigilantes in a city full of organised crime that the legal system is not managing to control. The police are their biggest fans - especially the camp FBI guy (Willem Dafoe) - and by the end of the film, have-a-go members of the public want teams of 'saints' operating in every major city.
It's funny and even moving occasionally. The acting is good (good enough for me anyway). The pretend Irish accents alone, are enough to cheer me up on a bad day. Billy Connolly, the boys' long-lost "da", appears in the second half of the film, having spent the past 25 years locked up in paranoid-level security conditions that would make Hannibal Lecter's conditions of incarceration seem liberal and humane. He plays a sort of sword-of-god, gun-slinger, carrying a huge arsenal. Considering that most people tend to think of him as a comedian and musician, he does "sinister, death-dealing, god-botherer" very well indeed.
This film may carry a message about self-help justice. If that's political, fortunately for me, I'm not sufficiently politically aware to let it spoil my enjoyment. I highly recommend it.