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The Long Good Friday

John Mackenzie Großbritannien, 1980

Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Rififi am Karfreitag

Excellent British gangster movie boasts a superb performance by Bob Hoskins in his star-making role. It gets off to a slow start, but once the engrossing plot gets going, it's smart, powerful, and very memorable as one of the best of its genre. Unfortunately, the score by Francis Monkman, though effective at times, dates it pretty badly.