John Cusack

Movie Review — 'The Bag Man' Disappoints With Flat Performances From Cusack and De Niro

bag man movie big Well, it was bound to happen. A reviewer can’t love every movie he sees. To be sure, I’ve been quite fortunate with all of the others that I’ve reviewed for Minnesota Connected. Today I watched director David Grovic’s neo-noir film The Bag Man starring John Cusack, Robert De Niro, and Rebecca da Costa. The most disappointing thing about this movie is that it is so close to being good. The Bag Man is based off a screenplay entitled “Motel” (which was in turn based off a story entitled “The Cat.”) The plot begins very simply. Underworld kingpin Dragna (played by DeNiro…obviously) offers...