At Close Range Reviews
Sean Penn and his brother Chris portray the Whitewood sons Brad Jr. and Tommy, and a slew of other known actors such as the brilliant Crispin Glover play friends and partners in crime. If you've missed this one and are a fan of any of the aforementioned actors, I highly recommend this.
Slightly drawn out, this film shows a teenage delinquent who is impressed by his real father's reputation and gets deeper and deeper into crime. The moral of the story gives out a very strong messge.
VERDICT: An enjoyable, but slightly slow to watch, but worth watching
The cast alone is reason enough to watch this film.
"Shhhhhh."-Brad Whitewood Sr. (Christopher Walken)
~ Average Movie Guy
At one point, Jr. feels like he's getting in over his head and breaks out to start his own crime crew, which ends in quick arrest. Brad Sr. starts eliminating the potential talkers. And then, to kick off the third act, Sr. really breaks what I think his character would have done. It's ravenous and illogical, which is where I bully my rating down. Penn also overacts all over the third act. And throughout the film, the score is rediculous and annoying; just different variations of the chord that serves as the focal point of the soundtrack single, Madonna's "Live To Tell".
It's got it's problems.