Average gangster film it could've been an excellent film had they focused on the whole 18 month crime wave. Depp however gives a great performance its akin to Brando's Vito Corleone, no imitating previous actors portrayal of gangsters. Stephen Graham as Baby Face Nelson is truly frightening and shows where he was going in his performance of Al Capone on Boardwalk Empire.
Great action film in post Tarantino filmmaking.Mickey Rourke as always cool and toughness personified. Knightley for once seems to be acting and is some what attractive.Scott's visual style is amazing. This is Tony Scott's masterpiece.
A film with genuine power and grit. Unlike any film I've ever seen. Dito Montiel's debut shows him to be a poet who understands humanity better than most artists of his generation. Palminterri gives one of his best and most unlikely performances as a fragile man who does not want change. Channing Tatum shows he has the ability to be an actor with power his performance as Antonio has moments of a young Mickey Rourke or Sean Penn.
A lost classic a perfect blend of American New Wave,The German Expressionists,The French New Wave and Italian Neo Realism. Amazing cinematography should be considered among Coppola's finest achievements of his career along "The Godfather" trilogy,"The Conversation" & "Apocalypse Now". It is one of the few masterpieces of the 1980's.