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6.7
/10
244 Ratings

At Close Range

Directed by James Foley
United States, 1986
Crime, Drama

Synopsis

Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia’s most notorious crime families during the 1970s. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft and ultimately, murder.

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At Close Range Directed by James Foley

Critics reviews

The 1980s are usually painted as a return to conventional, ideologically reassuring narrative formats within American cinema after the freewheeling, politically contestatory experiments of the ’70s. But the legacy of Robert Altman and others survived in an unexpected place: the teen movie genre, upon which At Close Range is an especially dramatic, even Gothic variation.
March 01, 2008
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