But what's the point of panning up to the capital building after the sound and fury has climaxed (if ever, as if)? Sure the Illuminati/Lizard People/Invisible Fluoride Dumpers/Whomever may very well be using us little people in some deviant game of chess, but, in the end, they don't know what it's all about anymore than us pawns (tis true!)...as the cliche goes, "relax, nothing is under control"...
Perhaps it requires too high a level of suspension of disbelief (the convolutions end up almost farcical towards the end), but over all this is a riveting, fun, all around bad ass gangster movie, with fabulous dialogue and a blood pumping soundtrack. Did I mention the performances are all stellar, because this film uses it's ensemble cast to it's absolute fullest.
Aquele moment Griffith no início, apesar de óbvio, só me relembra o quão grande é Scorsese e quão maior é o seu amor pelo cinema. E o meu por ele. Que Hollywood fossem só Scorseses. Quanto ao filme em si, é um fantástico exemplo de como solidez também pode ser bom cinema!
Tightly directed and written undercover cop movie with a gripping story as we follow engaging characters that are leading double lives on different sides in organized crime. It is memorably played and keep's one interest to the end of the film. Need to see the original film it was based on though.
A tense, tight, twisty tale of two tough traitors! It's a gripping, nail-biter story with superb performances all around (maybe Leo's best) that manages to keep the intensity high for nearly it's entire run time....until it's final act where it kinda falls flat, with some unconvincing and unsatisfying story payoffs and a few head-scratching plot holes. Still well worth the ride despite flopping the landing a bit. B
honestly fuck this movie it makes me so unhappy every time i watch it i have bad dreams and feel like crying i know there's a way for scorsese to make me feel something without it being absolute agony hes done it before and since-maybe it has something to do with intense discomfort about the feeling of being watched which is most of this movie but also its hard watching a bunch of dudes miscommunicate to their demise
Film di altissimo livello. Grande cast, azione, colpi di scena fin all'ultimo secondo. Ho amato ogni momento, ammirando il tutto con fiato sospeso e lo rivedrei altre cento volte. Un particolare apprezzamento (del tutto personale) al momento in cui Costigan va in prigione accompagnato dalle note dei Dropkick Murphys, dandomi una carica di adrenalina pazzesca.