Prohibition-era mobster Al Capone rises from the streets of Brooklyn in this gritty biopic, learning his trade from gangland czar Frank Torrio and then moving to Chicago, where he becomes the brutal king of the rackets.
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Not as bad as other reviews have said - in fact, quite enjoyable. It must have been fun living in Chicago in the 20s - after all, it was a toddling town. Ben Gazzara OK, and Sylv. Stallone passable. Capone girlfriend's flesh was also lovely, and we could have done with a bit more of it, por favor. Nice ending him fishing mindlessly in a swimming pool.
Gazarra's Capone is not particularly captivating, but the movie is entertaining. There's a lot of gang violence, although it doesn't make the viewer really invested in it. Capone's rise to power is much skipped over, and most of the movie is awkward transitions to historic dates. The best part is Stallone.