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Tracks Reviews

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February 15, 2017
Was bored one afternoon and watched this movie on Netflix streaming. Wasn't too bad of a movie. Granted the acting was very sub-par but it had a good story and kept my interest.
February 15, 2017
A typical Ice T Standard movie...CRAP...he's better in SVU
February 15, 2017
1 ov the best true storys iv seen
February 15, 2017
Ice-T gives a good performance as a prison guard. Sadly enough this is a true story.
½ February 15, 2017
BAD, BAD, BAD...
oh, and did I say bad? The acting is horrible and even if this is one of those low-budget films, the writing is so jumpy from one place to another that it seems either the writer or the director could not make up their mind what they wanted the movie to be.

The intent of what the movie wanted to portray was good, and even if not original, it can be done well, but it was not the case with this one.

Stay away from this track, it will just lead you to wasted time
February 15, 2017
A heartfelt reproduction of real life and what happens when society deems you 'a significant danger to others'. Shows how a single action can change lives forever.
Super Reviewer
February 15, 2017
Tracks is the true story of a teenager in New Jersey who mindlessly flipped the switch on a track thinking it'd send it in the oppisite direction, rather, the train derailed and killed the conductor. This video follows one out of three of the boys that was some of the first to serve in the New Jersey State Prison, Maximum Security, as Juveniles.
The film is pretty emotional to watch as you get a glimpse at how easily an individual's life can be thrown upside down from the smallest bad decision (rather the result was intended or not). The struggle the juvenile faces prior and in prison is hard to watch, as well as the "Time" his family is spending as well, such as his mother and high school girlfriend while they are forced to watch their loved one suffer.
A student of Criminal Justice, this movie plays with my mind a bit, realizing the power our system holds in its hands when making pending on decisions of circumstance between cases that will rattle lives forever.
Waiting to see if the boy will survive is drawn out in just enough time that it keeps you on the edge of your seat and seeing the aftermath of the entire situation is rough but inspiring.
Pretty decent film! Ice-T makes a performance as a correction officer and sings some of the songs. A very well done movie like documentary of what goes on in prisons and those who are forced to do "Hard-Time".
Super Reviewer
½ February 15, 2017
Felt like a Lifetime movie of the week with a lot of swearing. Performances were alright, but Chris Gunn did not look like no 15 year old, more like 30. Had some decent moments and the acting was alright.
½ February 15, 2017
Alright.
Kind of low budget.
Ice T was good.
½ February 15, 2017
I was actually embarrassed for ice-T while watching this. The acting was so horrible that I laughed through most of the movie. It's sad that this is a true story because the movie is ridiculously stupid and I'm pretty sure monkeys have more acting skills than most of the people in this, including the lead.
February 15, 2017
where can i watch it for free.
½ February 15, 2017
I liked the fact that the film was dofferent, it has an unusual plot. It does have a low budget look, but the performances aren't bad and it is an appropriate 86 minute length.
½ May 27, 2015
Very much "of its era", but still worth a watch, especially for Dennis Hopper's performance
April 23, 2013
Viet Nam claims another victim with tormented Hopper losing his marbles while escorting a dead soldier's coffin home. It's a pretty dull train ride overall. War rally songs contrast the general indifference of the passengers to the heroes' return from Nam. Thought this one would be interesting but was off track.
½ October 27, 2012
Didn't enjoy this at all. An officer becomes unglued on a train ride escorting a dead Vietnam soldier home for burial. The contrast between the WWII rally songs and the indiffernce with Vietnam is well done but this is a really boring ride.
Super Reviewer
½ May 13, 2012
This obscure relic from Dennis Hopper's down-and-out '70s casts the volatile star as a troubled Vietnam soldier on temporary leave, riding a train across country to escort a coffin home for burial. The plot doesn't go much further than this, and most of the film seems improvised and barely sequenced. Faint story threads include Hooper bantering with an eccentric radical (Dean Stockwell, thoroughly stoned from start to finish) and trying to coax a pretty young thing (Taryn Power) into sex. The soundtrack of '40s standards is a strange choice for a movie with such a topical theme.
½ May 8, 2012
Not from 2004, as the site indicates, rather the late 70's, and one of the best films of the decade.
February 12, 2011
A wildly uneven movie with so much actual good in it. Dennis Hopper gives a raw performance as a damaged soldier back from Vietnam to transport another solder's body home. It is frequently effective in creating a nightmare-like atmosphere with its jump cutting and shaky cinematography as Hopper travels across country on a train full of aggressive weirdos.
½ January 23, 2011
Didn't enjoy this at all. An officer becomes unglued on a train ride escorting a dead Vietnam soldier home for burial. The contrast between the WWII rally songs and the indiffernce with Vietnam is well done but this is a really boring ride.
August 21, 2010
It's a 1977 film, not 2004. And it didn't have Ice-T or John Heard in it. Morons.
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