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Year
1980
Runtime
123 min.
Director
John Cassavetes
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
5,678
Checks
1,467
Favs
87
Dislikes
11
Favs/checks
5.9% (1:17)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. thestuman101694's avatar

    thestuman101694

    I hate that kid. 12 years ago
  2. LORD HORROR's avatar

    LORD HORROR

    Enjoyable, but the kid should have gone with Leon the professional. 5 months 3 weeks ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Gena Rowlands is the eponymous character in John Cassavetes' Gloria, a woman who inherits a neighbor's young son when the mob guns down the rest of his family, initiating a chase for the accountant's book left in his possession. But Gloria is far from useless in this circumstance, because she has mob connections herself and proves to be an incredible badass. I could watch Rowlands blow dudes away all day. I also like the decrepit New York of the film, where every building feels like it's falling apart, and a lot of the mob guys seem to have grown old and useless (The Way of the Samurai would get back t this idea). It's thematically useful, because they're out to kill a 6-year-old; it's generational. That kid is pretty irritating though. I eventually fell on the side of loving this movie, but he was hard to take. Always running off and doing the wrong thing as you might expect, but also talking tough like he's an adult character - it just set my teeth on edge. But it's also interesting. To him, Gloria is all women - a mother, a lover, an enemy, a friend - it's like a crazy whirlwind mother-son romance that perhaps only the talents of Rowlands and Cassavetes prevent from feeling creepy. 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #22 in Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
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  2. This movie ranks #80 in Akira Kurosawa's A Dream Is a Genius
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  4. This movie ranks #355 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  5. This movie ranks #381 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  6. This movie ranks #726 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  7. This movie ranks #738 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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