The layered storytelling was nothing we haven't seen before in thousands of crime sagas - though there was still a lot of charm here. Depp's performance was quite good, and the dated camera aesthetic (zooms, for example) worked well to create some originality in an otherwise predictable film.
Quite smart and hard-edged movie! The movie actually makes me feel sympathetic towards the drug dealers (esp since much of it's based on real life) which may seems wrong but this allows me to have different perceptions not just another ordinary drug movie.
Depressing, yet enjoyable.. Johnny Depp was great as always, and Penelope Cruz was skinny as always (aside from her figure, she's quite an enjoyable character though), in fact, it was her most skinny appearance ever..
A gangster biopic, we've been fed a bunch of these and although this one isn't without it's flaws it's not that bad. I loved the two scenes where we see George and his wife degrade into that which he wanted to get away from, his parents and their relationship. Other than that I believe it's a little generic.
Biopic très réaliste, d'un jeune américain George Jung, devenu grand trafiquant de drogue.
" Danbury n’était pas une prison, c’était l’école du crime. J’y suis rentré avec un baccalauréat en marijuana, j’en suis sorti avec un doctorat en cocaïne."
Une descente aux enfers,motivée par l'appât du gain.