The 51st State is a 2001 film directed by Ronny Yu, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle and Emily Mortimer. Most of the filming was done on location in Liverpool. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ronny Yu is a Chinese director, producer, and movie writer. ... Samuel L. Jackson Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor. ... Robert Carlyle (born April 14, 1961) is a popular Scottish movie actor. ... Emily Mortimer (born 1971) is a British actress who is as comfortable in historical dramas as in modern day thrillers and comedies. ... Liverpools skyline, as seen from the River Mersey. ...
The film is alternatively named Formula 51. Both names reference the drug - which the film centres around - that is apparently 51 times more hallucinogenic than LSD, 51 times more explosive than Ecstasy, and 51 times more powerful than Crack. D-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, commonly called acid, LSD, or LSD-25, is a powerful semisynthetic drug that can function either as a hallucinogen or a psychedelic entheogen. ... MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), most commonly known today by the street name ecstasy, is a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family whose primary effect is to stimulate the brain to rapidly secrete large amounts of serotonin, causing a general sense of openness, empathy, energy, euphoria, and well-being. ... Crack can refer to: Freebase cocaine The chemical process of cracking Software cracking Craic (pronounced like crack), an Irish slang term for fun. ...
The movie "Phone Booth" has been postponed because it's about a rifleman shooting strangers on the street, but "Formula51" opens with a hired gun masquerading as a wedding guest, climbing into a church bell tower and putting a bullet in the brain of her target across the street.
"Formula51" seems as if it's trying to duplicate the gangster caper formula of Guy Ritchie's "Snatch," but its energy, comedy and appealing cast have to compete with a torrent of violence, profanity and sophomoric crudeness that's supposed to be hilarious.
Watching "Formula51" is like going to a party where a couple of the guests are great but where everything else makes you want to flee.
So now comes Formula51, with Jackson playing a man who carries around a golf club, tags some balls when hes got time to kill, and dispatches bad guys with his 3 wood.
When Elmo comes across a formula that is 51 times stronger than any drug on the market, he double-crosses Lizard, and heads to Liverpool, England, to finalize a deal with drug kingpins there.
Formula 51s speed comes in handy with some of the more unpleasant situations encountered in the story, which include an annoying overuse of the F-word, a scene where Jacksons character slips a group of skinheads a pill that make their bowels uncontrollable, and any moment featuring the unbearable Meat Loaf.
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