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Colors Reviews

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TV Guide
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

Film4
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide
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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 18, 2005
gritty and gripping
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
A gritty and depressing portrait of gang warfafre in Los Angeles as an intractable urban problem.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Though its story has the makings of standard stuff, and is sometimes sketchily told, nothing about 'Colors is ordinary.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 17, 2002
Hard-hitting and ultimately unforgettable
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 22, 2002
A routine cop drama despite the fine cast and Hopper's direction.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
vivid, startling look at gang life and conflicted cops
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's an exhilarating sparring match between Duvall's workmanlike fine-tuning and Penn's raw energy.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
New Times
August 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 15, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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