Homicide: The Movie (2000)
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Some six months after the cancellation of the popular, hard-hitting TV cop series Homicide, most of the cast members were reunited for a two-hour TV movie, which deftly (and somewhat surprisingly) combines stark, raw realism with Sartre-esque flights of fantasy. Several members past and present of the Baltimore Police Department's homicide squad are brought back together when their former skipper and current mayoral candidate, Al "G" Giardelli (Yaphet Kotto), is gunned down by a would-be
May 1, 2000 Wide
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Homicide, David Mamet's ponderous film about a Jewish cop losing his way, loses its way whenever it wanders from the scene of the crime
The doomy mood of the final scenes packs a wallop that's missing from Mamet's more contrived narratives.
a high wire neo-noir that bravely incorporates the urban thriller with the crazy twist of religious conversion and the saving/condemning of a divided soul.
As Mamet writes, so he directs -- his shots get to the point, usually one we don't forget.
I still like the movie for the way it immerses itself in each moment, and for the intense way it moves and sounds.
The Pulitzer-winning playwright's movies are often a few steps ahead of their audiences, but Homicide seems to have intuitively anticipated its now-exemplary status.
Nobody does it like Mamet. A terrific cop movie.
A trama policial é uma mera ferramenta para que o protagonista inicie uma angustiante jornada de auto-descoberta, levando a um desfecho que, como tantos outros na obra de Mamet, prima pela ironia .
Mamet's morality tale about a tormented Jewish identity is sincere but unfortunately the film becomes earnest, turning Bobby and the other Jewish characters into self-righteous men; contrived plotting doesn't help either.
Another ethical exploration by Davd Mamet, this time looking at the meaning of integrity.
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