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An average movie

Since this movie has a really strong reputation and since it is considered as major cult-classic, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, even though it was indeed an interesting watch, I still had a hard time to really care about the damned thing. Basically, this movie was half-realistic and half-cartoonish and even though this mix might have been done on purpose, I'm afraid it did really work for me. For example, one thing that bothered me was that all these gangs looked rather ridiculous. Sure, someone might argue that that's what the outfits of the New York gangs looked like back in those days (I doubt it though) but, as a result, it was rather hard for me to take the whole thing seriously. And, of course, as pointed out by many critics at the time, most of these actors involved didn't remotely looked like some actual gang members. Eventually, even though they tried to make the whole thing seems gritty, it was never gritty enough for me. Still, I did like the simple structure of the story, the way these guys are stuck at the other side of the city and how they have to spend the whole night trying to get back home in one piece. In my opinion, hte main issue was this movie was that it tried to be, at the same time, realistic and entertaining but eventually it failed to be either. Anyway, to conclude, even though it didn't really work for me, it was still a decent watch and it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 

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Added by johanlefourbe
2 weeks ago on 1 December 2018 14:03