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Five Corners (1987)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1987 Wide

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Quirky comedy, intense drama, and warm nostalgia are all combined in this eccentric look at one night in 1964 amongst the residents of the Five Corners neighborhood of the Bronx. The bulk of the film concerns Linda (Jodie Foster), a young woman who finds herself stalked by a disturbed rapist fresh out of prison. Needing protection, she turns to her formerly tough ex-boyfriend, only to discover that a recent political awakening has transformed him into a pacifist. The tension of Linda's situation

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Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Sep 18, 2007

Cannon Home Video

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Reminds you that you can still find small treasures in all the piles of low-budget cinematic junk that are out there.

February 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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Screenplay writer John Patrick Shanley fails to shed any new light on the thorny problem of senseless urban violence.

March 27, 2004 Full Review
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Audience Reviews for Five Corners

When the man who tried to rape her is released from prison, a woman elicits the help of a man who has sworn off violence.
This is how not to do exposition. Three different characters tells the same story about what happened before the film's events, and this isn't like Rashomon in which the characters' stories differ. Then, we have a tangential murder of a schoolteacher, which is a plot line that falls through the cracks until the deus ex machina, and four other characters who go on a date. The basic point is this: the story, penned by John Patrick Shanley, is a mess.
John Turturro plays a great street tough, and he brings humanity to a role that requires him to do inhuman things - often without explanation. I also like Tim Robbins's performance even though his character is inconsistent.
Overall, I think this film is about violence and responsible responses to it, but it's hard to tell because of all the bad writing.
August 9, 2012
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Jim Hunter

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I don't know who said that this was a comedy. Hands down, the most disturbing John Turturro role I've ever seen. I dare you to compare.

Watch it for free online.
December 30, 2011
burgerstar

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A true hidden gem. I don't think I have heard a soul talk about this film but it is truly a good one. A great performance by Turturro..truly frightening.
January 2, 2010
John Ballantine

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A strange film. I kind of liked it. Good acting, especially in an early role by John Turturro. Excellent acting by the penguins too. Quirky, unconnected stories that connect up in the end. Kind of.
June 2, 2009
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