Brilliant Coen brothers period piece set in the 1920’s, this movie follows Tom (Gabriel Byrne) as he plays all the angles in a gang run prohibition-era city. Tom and his Irish boss (Albert Finney) fall for the same girl (Marcia Gay Harden) while an Italian rival gangster proposes a hit on the girl’s brother believing him to be a gambling info leak. Tom’s allegiance is not so clear-cut. This film is on par with Scorcese’s “Goodfellas” or any other gangster movie ever made. Byrne’s mumbled Irish accent is maddening but doesn’t overly mar this fantastic well-kept secret of a film.
Awf Hand gives four out of four stars, almost losing a half star for Byrne’s mumbled dialogue, which approached requiring subtitles. This movie will join my short list of gangster-genre film recommendations.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot post attachments in this forum