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« : June 10, 2009, 09:38:14 AM »


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092563/


To tell you the truth I'm a bit disappointed with this movie, I know it's considered a cult one but I never watched it before, and had great expectations (mainly because of listening how good it is from people I know). What to say; I like parts of it, like the ingenious (although a bit predictable) ending, I like the soundtrack, I like the blend between genres and I like the job the actors did (Bob DeNiro has two or three great one-liners). But overall it doesn't quite deliver what I was expecting. How I see it the problem is the middle part, when Harry travels to Louisiana, then the unfocused floating of the plot starts, like they didn't really know what to make it, a full-blown Voodoo flick, or a more detective approach. It gets stuck in the middle. Before the spectator can decide himself the ending rushes in, and BOOM!, everybody's dead, and you get every explanation delivered to ya in 2.5 minutes.

So, it's definitely not bad, but it certainly could have been way better.


(around) 6.5/10

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« #1 : June 10, 2009, 04:06:04 PM »

saw it about a month ago. didn't care for it really


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« #2 : June 10, 2009, 04:46:13 PM »

The book its based on never leaves NYC.

I really like the visuals its a real feast for the eyes especially the Louisiana sequences for me anyway.


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« #3 : June 11, 2009, 05:43:19 AM »

I really like the visuals its a real feast for the eyes especially the Louisiana sequences for me anyway.

I agree, but the story got diluted and defocused during his wondering through Louisiana.




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« #4 : May 23, 2015, 03:33:27 PM »

Just saw it for the first time.
Very good, except for the weird ending. I still agree with Dust Devil about the fact this ending feels rushed.
The visuals are incredible and the actors are amazing. Very good dialogues. One of the best neo-noir.



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« #5 : May 23, 2015, 06:15:06 PM »

Just saw it for the first time.
Very good, except for the weird ending. I still agree with Dust Devil about the fact this ending feels rushed.
The visuals are incredible and the actors are amazing. Very good dialogues. One of the best neo-noir.

I like it a lot also.


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« #6 : May 24, 2015, 12:55:59 AM »

For me it was always a disappointing film. Like nearly every film from Alan Parker (the poor man's Kubrick)


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« #7 : May 24, 2015, 03:54:22 AM »

I watched it a few more times since, and I'd probably raise my rating, but not more than + 0,5.




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« #8 : May 24, 2015, 10:03:47 AM »

For me it was always a disappointing film. Like nearly every film from Alan Parker (the poor man's Kubrick)

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« #9 : May 24, 2015, 10:04:51 AM »

I watched it a few more times since, and I'd probably raise my rating, but not more than + 0,5.

You should go to Coney Island and Louisiana a bit more often ;)



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« #10 : May 24, 2015, 12:07:43 PM »

I should go ANYWHERE, really... :'(




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« #11 : May 24, 2015, 05:03:10 PM »

For me it was always a disappointing film. Like nearly every film from Alan Parker (the poor man's Kubrick)

Calling Parker a poor man's Kubrick is giving Parker way too much credit. I don't care for this either. I'm a huge Rourke fan but I didn't find this movie memorable in the least. The only thing I even remember is a young Lisa Bonet.



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« #12 : May 25, 2015, 01:16:23 AM »

Yes, Rourke was great. At that time he was still an incredible actor, before a few years later he transformed in something else.

And Bonet was very naked in a positve way. But this famous sex scene was in the context of the movie also less good than it looked when I saw it as an isolated scene.


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« #13 : May 25, 2015, 02:29:29 AM »

I fully respect your opinions but you guys are weirdos.



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« #14 : May 25, 2015, 03:25:36 AM »

I fully respect your opinions but you guys are weirdos.

I agree noodles_leone the cinematography alone elevates this film.


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