The Way of the Gun

Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro, Juliette Lewis, James Caan, Taye Diggs

Two thugs kidnap a pregnant woman who expects a baby to a millionaire. What they don’t know is that the man they want to blackmail earned his riches as a gangster. Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote the overrated The Usual Suspects, aimed to tell a crime story which doesn’t dictate who we should root for. He’s definitely successful in that respect, but his directorial debut is almost unwatchable. The characters and events flow past your eyes without producing as much as a shrug.