Better on DVD: The "Extended Cut" release; several scenes are added in that actually improve upon the film's theatrical cut and flesh out a few plot holes - most specifically, scenes with Frank's former partner, who is revealed to have sold Frank out to Howard Saint, which leads to the Castle family being massacred. (The "Extended Cut" of the film is also the one shown when the film plays on the FX network.)
Critical Dissonance: The movie was not well-received by critics, sitting at 29% on Rotten Tomatoes. However, it has an audience rating of 63%.
Cult Classic: The movie didn't exactly crush it at the box office and nets some derision from comic-book purists, but is well-liked among action buffs for being a throwback to gritty, oldschool shoot-em-up flicks at a time when The Matrix copycats were still all the rage.
Magnificent Bastard: Frank. Prior to going all out on the Saints, he works in the shadows to sabotage their operations discretely. He also manipulates events surrounding Howard Saint's wife and best friend to make it look as though they're having an affair with each other, driving Howard to murder them both. Once the mobster is thoroughly defeated, Frank reveals the scheme to him as one final humiliation before he sends his enemy to a fiery grave.