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Colors Reviews

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April 15, 1988
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2002
A routine cop drama despite the fine cast and Hopper's direction.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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.
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.
March 11, 2004
Read More | 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
September 17, 2002
Hard-hitting and ultimately unforgettable
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
October 16, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
July 10, 2003
A gritty and depressing portrait of gang warfafre in Los Angeles as an intractable urban problem.
April 18, 2005
gritty and gripping
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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
April 15, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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