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Year
2002
Runtime
117 min.
Director
Sam Mendes
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
187,056
Checks
15,960
Favs
925
Dislikes
81
Favs/checks
5.8% (1:17)
Favs/dislikes
11:1
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  1. mi-16evil's avatar

    mi-16evil

    The real star here is the cinematographer Conrad Hall. What an amazingly well filmed movie. 9 years 5 months ago
  2. MM's avatar

    MM

    Surprised this didn't make any lists apart from for the award it won. 9 years 3 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    It's about a father running away with his son and desperately trying to both survive and prevent his boy from being visited by the sins of the father and losing his soul in 1930s gangland. Sam Mendes turns a beautiful looking picture, as noir as color film can get, with solid performances grounding things in reality. I never read the graphic novel - though I did get all the Paradox Press stuff prior to it - but my research brings up enough differences to make the film its own, distinct work. The theme of fathers and sons is more fully developed, and Mendes cut as much dialog as possible to tell the story in film's own unique language. 3 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #97 in 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  2. This movie ranks #105 in Academy Award - Best Cinematography
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  3. This movie ranks #747 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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  4. This movie ranks #779 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
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  5. This movie ranks #782 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  6. This movie ranks #916 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office
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  7. This movie ranks #953 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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