I would be interested to hear your take on what makes a great crime film. There are so many different films you all know, from The Godfather to Pulp Fiction, or series like The Sopranos or Breaking Bad; but what elements catch your attention most? From lighting to music to the story.
Depends on what type of crime honestly. The first thing that comes to mind though is realistic shoot outs. I want the bullets to actually mean something in context to the picture. It’s one of the things that I loved about Reservoir Dogs.
“what makes a great crime film. "
My favourite crime movie type quite falls in slasher/whodunit territory
- Killings should take place on screen, on present time
- Killings shouldn’t be a imaginations (due to psychological problems) or dreams
- Killer must be human, not some kind of monster, machine, zombie or something
- Killer’s (or killers’) identity should be hidden until the end
- Killer must be one of the main characters in movie
- Killings must take place within few hours, at the same time where main characters are gathered at the same place
- None, or minimum police/dedective presence
The main criteria for me is realism. If I watch a crime film and the characters don’t talk and behave like real criminals and cops do, it takes me out of the film real quick.