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mi-16evil's avatar


The real star here is the cinematographer Conrad Hall. What an amazingly well filmed movie.
13 years 2 months ago
MM's avatar


Surprised this didn't make any lists apart from for the award it won.
13 years ago
Siskoid's avatar


It's about a father running away with his son and desperately trying to both survive and prevent his boy from being visited by the sins of the father and losing his soul in 1930s gangland. Sam Mendes turns a beautiful looking picture, as noir as color film can get, with solid performances grounding things in reality. I never read the graphic novel - though I did get all the Paradox Press stuff prior to it - but my research brings up enough differences to make the film its own, distinct work. The theme of fathers and sons is more fully developed, and Mendes cut as much dialog as possible to tell the story in film's own unique language.
7 years 2 months ago
lauro's avatar


great performance of Tom Hanks
10 years 7 months ago
GreyScarf's avatar


Thomas Newman composed this score and it easily puts your heart in a chokehold leaving you enamored

...the movie was good, too.
3 years 4 months ago
jun85's avatar


So great movie...amazing history
12 years 5 months ago
JCS's avatar


12 years 9 months ago
grit's avatar


It indeed deserves more than the number of lists it appears on now, but at least it is on a list
12 years 10 months ago
george4mon's avatar


a masterpiece!
11 years 7 months ago
nicolaskrizan's avatar


Not bad at all, even if not in the book.

9 years 1 month ago
Dieguito's avatar


What makes an action movie is the sound, not the gunshots in the screen. This is a violent drama.
13 years 1 month ago
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