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Gomorra (2008) R 137min

March 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Gomorra (2008)

“Gomorra” (English title “Gomorrah”) is a Golden Globe-nominated contemporary drama about mafia in Naples. Directed by Matteo Garrone, written by Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso and Roberto Saviano based on the book by Roberto Saviano.
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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Cult Films · DVD · Drama · Foreign · Italy · Movies

Review: Running Scared (2006) R 122min

June 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Running Scared (2006) R 122min

Fast-paced crime action thriller written and directed by Wayne Kramer (The Cooler).
The plot: After a drug deal had gone bad, Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker – Fast and Furious, Into The Blue), a small-time mobster, is told by head-thug Tommy ‘Tombs’ [...]

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

Review of “Road To Perdition” (2002) R 117min

March 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Road To Perdition (2002)

The plot: Mike Sullivan (Tom Hanks) works as a hit man and enforcer for crime boss John Rooney (Paul Newman), whom he views as a father figure. However after his son witnessed a killing he has done Rooney’s own sun [...]

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Tags: Adventure · Crime/Gangster · DVD · Drama · Movies · Road Films · USA

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