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Colors Reviews

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December 8, 2017
Sean Penn and Robert Duvall play a mismatched team of cops on a special anti-gang task force on the Los Angeles Police Department. Their characters' growth makes this movie much more than a sensational look at street gangs, which it most certainly is.
October 18, 2017
While Colors' down-to-earth, dual portrayal of police work and criminal dealings has since been outdone by The Wire and the entertainment it consequently inspired, there's no doubt fans of any of those shows will be more than satisfied by this film.
March 18, 2017
Penn and Duvall are two of our greatest actors, but here they're posturing rather than performing, aware that they're in an Important Film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 30, 2010
Colors has a tentative, ambivalent feel to it--as if Hopper merely considered himself a hired gun who should avoid imposing too personal a vision on the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 30, 2010
Dennis Hopper's striking, controversial film was one of the first to attempt to get under the skin of LA gang culture, inspiring the many 'hood' films that proliferated in the early 1990s.
March 26, 2009
Colors is a solidly crafted depiction of some current big-city horrors and succeeds largely because of the Robert Duvall-Sean Penn teaming as frontline cops. They're terrific together as members of the gang crime division of the LAPD.
June 24, 2006
Never as eccentric as The Last Movie or Out of the Blue, Colors nevertheless makes most other cop movies look formulary by comparison.
May 1, 2006
Retrata a violência do submundo das gangues de maneira crua e realista, preocupando-se mais em ilustrar a brutalidade daquele universo do que propriamente em desenvolver uma trama (o que é um bônus).
| Original Score: 4/5
May 13, 2005
What is there to write about a lacklustre gang-related film that wants to be more than it amounts to?
Full Review | Original Score: 59/100
April 18, 2005
gritty and gripping
| Original Score: 3/5
July 10, 2003
A gritty and depressing portrait of gang warfafre in Los Angeles as an intractable urban problem.
May 20, 2003
Though its story has the makings of standard stuff, and is sometimes sketchily told, nothing about 'Colors is ordinary.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 17, 2002
Hard-hitting and ultimately unforgettable
| Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2002
A routine cop drama despite the fine cast and Hopper's direction.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 29, 2002
vivid, startling look at gang life and conflicted cops
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Colors is a special movie -- not just a police thriller, but a movie that has researched gangs and given some thought to what it wants to say about them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
There's great pleasure in watching these two actors work. And Hopper, a great actor himself, knows what they need to thrive.
January 1, 2000
It's an exhilarating sparring match between Duvall's workmanlike fine-tuning and Penn's raw energy.
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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