Without the schematism of an excrescent soundtrack (there is no music at all), and a cleverly structured drama, using dramatic ellipses that advance the narrative to nowhere, since there is no possible evolution in a situation that is not delusional, magnificently filmed in New York's real spaces. A film that rather than resist time, inhabits it by making it its own. Amazing actors - and a vital, beautiful, Pacino.
probably the best movie I've seen about addiction, because it's not really about addiction (addiction itself is not really "about" addiction either, funnily enough). it felt like I had been on my couch for around 17 hours when I got up to turn the TV off
ok but did anyone else feel some weird buffalo 66 vibes..Helen is why I love this movie, and the sort of acceptance in the end, like it's inevitable that she has to turn him in "leave" but it's inevitable that she will come back. that weird line about "death is the best high" "You're not just asking me to score for you. You're asking how much I'll do for you." "So?" "So, alright."
A purposefully depressing film that is the further development of the Detective Hotch character (or anyone else in an even slightly sympathetic role) away from being really good. In the end you don't end up giving a damn about any of these people. Great performances by all involved, however.
La mejor película que he visto acerca de la adicción a las drogas. Schatzberg apuesta por una mirada honesta y desprejuiciada, sin condescendecia ni sanciones morales al mundo de los junkies. El estilo formal es casi documental (muchos teleobjetivos y planos fueras de foco). Pacino, Winn y el resto de los heroinómanos están sólidos y convincentes, a diferencia de Alan Vint (Hotch) muy flojo en el rol de policía.