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Entries Tagged as 'Crime/Gangster'

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) R 1h 57min

January 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Wow! What a movie! This is Tim Burton at his best. I could not think of a better director to make this screen adaptation of the Broadway musical.
The plot: After had been convicted for a crime he was innocent of and spending 15 [...]

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Dark comedy · Drama · Foreign · Horror · Movies · Musicals · Romance · UK · USA

Review of “No Country for Old Men” (2007) R 122min

November 25th, 2007 · 8 Comments

Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, this is the best chase movie ever!
The plot: a hunter named Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) walks on the aftermath of a drug deal gone bad in the middle of the desert somewhere in Texas and [...]

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Drama · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense

Hitman (2007) R 100min

November 23rd, 2007 · 4 Comments

Hitman (2007)

The plot: The Hitman, Agent 47, the “creation” of the secret organization called “The Agency”, was sent to assassinate the [fictional] Russian president (Ulrich Thomsen – ehm, Danish actor) who was involved in trade of drugs, prostitution, arms trades etc. Instead, hitman kills the president’s [...]

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Tags: "Guy" Films · Action · Crime/Gangster · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense

We Own The Night (2007) R 117min

November 5th, 2007 · No Comments

We Own The Night (2007)

Writer-director James Gray made a new variation of the same film he had done before: “Little Odessa” and “The Yards”, all about family members on different sides of the law, living in the immigrant communities of New York. The [...]

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Drama · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense

American Gangster (2007) R 157min

November 4th, 2007 · 6 Comments

This new classic in the gangster genre was directed by legendary director and producer Ridley Scott. Denzel Washington plays Manhattan drug-king-pin-turned-informer Frank Lucas, who was a driver, bodyguard and confidant for one of the Harlem’s crime bosses, and replaced him after boss died in the late 60s. Frank Lucas came up with a novel way to import and distribute heroin. Russel Crowe plays a NYPD officer Richie Roberts. Both men have something in common: each one are religeously following their ethical code, but on opposite sides of the law.
All performances were really strong, from main characters to every last supporting actor. Very entertaining film despite 2 hours 40 minutes run time. Soundtrack was awesome.

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Tags: Biographical · Crime/Gangster · Drama · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense

Satya (1998) 2h 51min

October 19th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Good memorable gangster drama from Bollywood. Could’ve been shorter though..

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · DVD · Drama · Foreign · India · Movies

Eastern Promises (2007) R 100 min

September 23rd, 2007 · 5 Comments

Finally someone had made an honest movie about modern mafia and human trafficking, Ukrainian mafia in London in this case. David Cronenberg, famous for directing “The History Of Violence”, directed this film and starred his favorite actor Viggo Mortensen once again in the main [...]

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Drama · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense

Shoot ‘Em Up (2007) 86min R

September 15th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Shoot ‘Em Up (2007)

Saw it just 30 minutes ago.
The plot: Mr. Smith (Clive Owen) is sitting at the bus stop, minding his business and chewing on his carrot (well, everybody has a habit, and this guy loves carrots, which he grows in his [...]

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Tags: "Guy" Films · Action · Comedy · Crime/Gangster · Movies · Sexual/Erotic