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Year
1980
Runtime
114 min.
Director
John Mackenzie
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
13,387
Checks
3,128
Favs
245
Dislikes
16
Favs/checks
7.8% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. SteadyMovieGuy's avatar

    SteadyMovieGuy

    The best gangster movie of all time. Requires several viewings to get all that is happening. Subtitles doesn't hurt either with the heavy accents. On my once a year required viewing list. 9 years 9 months ago
  2. Ivan0716's avatar

    Ivan0716

    It's good friday, have a Bloody Mary. 9 years 7 months ago
  3. captain canuck's avatar

    captain canuck

    A really cool British gangster movie. Great performances by Bob Hoskins and a young Hellen Mirren and Pierce Brosnan highlight a story about a gangster’s empire fall apart just about as he tries to move into legitimacy.

    Interesting stuff about Thatcher’s England, the rise of the common market, British American relations, and the IRA. An awesome synthetic score but the movie is hindered by a confusing opening scene that is supposed to tie the movie together.
    12 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #19 in Quentin Tarantino's Coolest Movies of All Time
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  2. This movie ranks #21 in BFI's Top 100 British Films
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  3. This movie ranks #26 in The Criterion Collection
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  4. This movie ranks #62 in Time Out's The 100 Best British Films
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  5. This movie ranks #65 in 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  6. This movie ranks #267 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #493 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  9. This movie ranks #535 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  10. This movie ranks #555 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  11. This movie ranks #576 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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