`Eastern': Blood, gore and a bare Mortensen

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September 21, 2007|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic

Can Saturday Night Live bring back Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin to do a "wild and crazy guys" parody of Eastern Promises?

With Vincent Cassel (French) and Viggo Mortensen (Danish-American) playing Russian mafia pals in London, the film blitzes the audience with hilarious self-conscious brio and wildly clashing accents.

Eastern Promises (Focus) Starring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl. Directed by David Cronenberg. Rated R. Time 96 minutes.

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