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.
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.
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.
even though subject material is ultimately, pretty depressing, i thought it was kind of a fun take on drug culture. perhaps a little overdone (cinematically), pot to coke to drug lord, but also perhaps saved by the real inspiration. boston accents were so foul it was distracting and johnny depp was heartbreaking as george jung. penelope cruz was just a pretty face, as far as i'm concerned.