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MacinTommy
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Nov 4, 2007, 11:57 AM
 
...was a great movie. It was well made and of course the acting was really good. It was about 2 and a half hours long but I almost wish it was longer! Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington were perfect for their roles. Anyone else seen it?



 
     
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Nov 4, 2007, 10:45 PM
 
i was on the fence to see this until your thread.

just came from seeing it, and well, yeah it's long; but it's an interesting movie. shows a lot of the "behind the scenes" bits to this type of life that most mob movies don't.

4/5 for me
     
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Nov 5, 2007, 01:41 AM
 
I heard it was great. I'll be seeing it shawtly.
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Nov 5, 2007, 01:43 AM
 
i see what you did there
     
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Nov 5, 2007, 01:56 AM
 
it had a lot of potential that i felt it didn't really live up to
still a good flick

best quote from the movie, "the loudest person the room, is also the weakest person in the room"
     
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Nov 5, 2007, 02:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by idyll View Post
best quote from the movie, "the loudest person the room, is also the weakest person in the room"
except when the loud guy knocks you out? or a different kind of strength? That quote isn't watertight either way. (not hatin, just sayin)
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Nov 5, 2007, 08:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by idyll View Post
it had a lot of potential that i felt it didn't really live up to
still a good flick

best quote from the movie, "the loudest person the room, is also the weakest person in the room"

or from the chinese drug lord, "Quitting while you're ahead, is not the same as quitting."
     
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Nov 5, 2007, 12:43 PM
 
Saw it last night. Awesome flick.
     
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Nov 5, 2007, 01:12 PM
 
I saw it Sunday evening also and really enjoyed it, though I usually like to wait a good 24-36 hours afterwards to full absorb a movie, sometimes have that "ah" pop in or "oo" no such a good thing remember and such. Overall I felt it was very well done, I felt it was a big dragged out at certain points, but I think it has it reasons for being as long as it was.

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Nov 5, 2007, 01:22 PM
 
remember men! always...always burn your coats as the first act of marriage.


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Nov 11, 2007, 09:42 AM
 
Just saw it last night - thought it was kinda slow in the beginning when they were setting the characters. But overall, an excellent movie.

If anyone has read the NYTimes article this movie was based on, I think they (the movie) painted Lucas a bit too good of a man. Bottom line, he was a ruthless killer and drug king. The article painted a much clearer picture.
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Nov 11, 2007, 02:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacinTommy View Post
or from the chinese drug lord, "Quitting while you're ahead, is not the same as quitting."
Something that seems to elude most drug kingpins. The guy had 52 million dollars socked away and blew it all for one more deal. WTF

He should be sitting on a yacht right now sipping champaign with Miss Puerto Rico.
     
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Nov 11, 2007, 03:14 PM
 
Great movie. My favorite scene was when they were showing thanksgiving, the "thieving, murdering drug dealer" was having a picturesque thanksgiving dinner with his family, while the morally right, honest, cop was standing up eating a turkey sandwich with crunched up potato chips alone. The juxtaposition of these two men and their ideals was at its highest point right there, and I thought that scene was great.

Loved the movie too, although I did think they could have chopped off a few scenes to make it 2 hours...maybe I was just a little anxious towards the end cause I had to use the restroom but didn't want to miss any of the movie.
     
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Nov 12, 2007, 01:08 PM
 
Good flick. One thing that confused the heck out of me: Richie Roberts was the lawyer at the end? WTF?
     
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Nov 12, 2007, 01:19 PM
 
Pretty good movie. Didn't quite live up to my roommate's high praise, but still a quality flick.

 

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Nov 12, 2007, 01:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by TheoCryst View Post
Pretty good movie. Didn't quite live up to my roommate's high praise, but still a quality flick.

 
 
     
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Nov 12, 2007, 02:06 PM
 
The movie was good.... problem is I have seen the movie at least 5 times before except with an italian bad guy instead of a black guy.

Same old story we have all seen of a poor underclass person rising to the top with organized crime and falling at the end and either getting killed or selling out.

Same stage, different players.
     
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Nov 13, 2007, 11:36 AM
 
I have yet to see it...I've heard some good reviews so far. RT gave it 79%.
     
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Nov 13, 2007, 04:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mithras View Post
Good flick. One thing that confused the heck out of me: Richie Roberts was the lawyer at the end? WTF?
At the beginning of the flick, he was just finishing night-school. He and his partner talk about it in the car.
     
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Nov 13, 2007, 04:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
At the beginning of the flick, he was just finishing night-school. He and his partner talk about it in the car.
 

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Nov 13, 2007, 06:29 PM
 
holy sig gummyman!
     
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Nov 14, 2007, 11:23 AM
 
Excellent flick - ***** Star!
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