One of my friends had recommended this film to me, and it was on sale for a $0.99 rental on iTunes, so I decided to watch it. I actually found out that it was added to Netflix today, the day that I paid for the rental. I'm glad that it was only 99 cents; I would have been even more aggravated if it were more.
I haven't read "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", nor "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in a few years, so I don't really remember much about them at all.
I thought that the writing of the film was pretty good. It had a good level of humor, but also had heartfelt moments that felt natural and necessary to the progression of the plot. The ending was a bit cliché, but other than that, I thought that the writers did pretty well. I also liked how they incorporated the homage to the book (you will know which scene I am referring to if you watch it).
The acting of the film was pretty good too. Kyle Gallner and Adam Nee both do a good job in their leading roles. One of my favorite parts of the movie was Hannibal Buress, who is probably going to become one of my favorite comedic supporting actors after this and his role in "Daddy's Home", but I felt that he was a bit underused.
So overall, "Band of Robbers" was a funny, pretty well-written, pretty well-acted film. It isn't perfect, but it's really good and is definitely enjoyable to watch. If you have the time, you should check it out, especially with it on Netflix.
Band of Robbers
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: Digital rental.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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