5 "That's a punch."farnzy | 10/08/2007 | See all farnzy's reviews (164)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer Seth Geko is Clooney's finest hour-period. Part McQueen, part Eastwood, part Cary Grant; Clooney is the only modern actor to exude old Hollywood star power. Lets not forget just how much of a chance Clooney took on his first big screen role after E.R.-Seth is a murdering psychopath. Intelligent, handsome, and charming he maybe but a cold-blooded killer he remains. Clooney retains his bedside manner but now it's written by Tarantino, when Jacob tells him about his wife being,' trapped in the wreck for about 6 hours before she passed on' he replies, 'Whewww! Those acts of God really stick it in and break it off, don't they?'To complicate matters further he has to show compassion for his brother Richie (Tarantino never better) a murdering rapist far beyond even Seth's capability for violence. This relationship is pivotal to the first half of the film as the audience begin to feel sympathy towards Seth's predicament-should he abandon, even kill his brother, or believe in his own ability to cure Richie of his evils? And what evils they are. We see through subliminal cutting the bloody aftermath of a female hostage left alone with Richie in a motel. The subliminal cutting has two purposes. The first is obvious; we see the carnage from Seth's point of view. More importantly is the second; we get into his mental process about how he comprehends Richie's atrocities. Of course the audience through this technique registers Seth's disbelief but it could also mean Seth's willingness to block out Richie's sick reality.From Dusk Till Dawn maybe a midnight, disposable movie, but its main protagonist belongs to a serious character piece. For Seth to work so well into what essentially is a beer and popcorn picture, we should thank the combined talents of Rodriguez, Tarantino, and most importantly Clooney.