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The Ruthless

The Ruthless (2019) N

The Ruthless would be very typical and cliched story of a boy who almost by accident becomes a ruthless gangster but its disjointed nature and terribly broken narrative separates it from the masses. It only show fragments of his career and leaves his personality and rise to power unexplained. It's like a collection of gangster tropes randomly scattered on film with nothing to say.

Well done 70s and 80s imitation doesn't save The Ruthless from being boring and empty. More or less everything potentially interesting is told by the narrator in couple of sentences or quick flashbacks (like the whole kidnapping stuff or stealing the heroin). Just inept storytelling in my opinion.