Two inept criminals kidnap a wealthy pregnant woman, but soon find things going awry when the woman's parents send an aging mercenary to deliver the ransom.
This film feels like a more violent and grim version of a Coen brothers film; it could be Quentin Tarantino's ''Raising Arizona.'' Its lead characters are small-time criminals who tend to speak in ambitious and hilariously orotund turns of phrase. The two, um, heroes, while visiting a sperm bank, hatch a plan to kidnap a young woman doing surrogate mother duty for a wealthy couple. ''Gun'' is a stylish and intelligent film noir built around the feelings adults have about babies, climaxing with a childbirth and a lengthy gunfight and standoff. — Elvis Mitchell
2000-09-08 | Elvis Mitchell | Read the New York Times Review of The Way of the Gun