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Year
1977
Runtime
95 min.
Director
John Flynn
Genres
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
4,759
Checks
1,208
Favs
72
Dislikes
8
Favs/checks
6.0% (1:17)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. Idiotwind's avatar

    Idiotwind

    Let's go clean em' up. 11 years ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I wouldn't have thought of William Devane as an action hero, but he cuts a great figure in Rolling Thunder, as a just-returned POW who ultimately has to take revenge on the people who took his family away from him. Devane gives a mostly silent (and thus thankless) performance, but a captivating one - a man broken down but also hardened by years of torture, a man who has lost something crucial in the jungles of Vietnam, or perhaps back home if we take events to mean the torture never ended. Where Rolling Thunder excels is in its veteran drama, and at least initially, the action is grounded, messy and believable. The climax is where it loses the plot for me. Not only does the movie scream out for an epilogue, but only one villain is offed satisfyingly, whereas the one that made the biggest impression in the inciting event dies from so far away I wasn't sure it was him. Shout "realism! realism!" if you like, but denying the moment to the audience is denying it to the character, and without comment at that. 1 year ago
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  1. This movie ranks #7 in Quentin Tarantino's Coolest Movies of All Time
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