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An eye for an eye….

Advantages: Well-acted, courtroom scenes are interesting, Robert Di Niro, Kevin Bacon and Dustin Hoffman
Disadvantages: Too long, not convincing, not hard-hitting enough

RELEASED: 1996, Cert. PG RUNNING TIME: Approx. 147 mins DIRECTOR/SCREENPLAY: Barry Levinson PRODUCERS: Steve Golin & Barry Levinson MUSIC: John Williams MAIN CAST:- Joe Perrino as young Lorenzo Jason Patric as adult Lorenzo Brad Renfro as young Mic ...

CelticSoulSister 29.04.2015 · Read full review
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A Sobering Watch Well Made, Haunting & With A Great Cast

Advantages: Good background/plot, characters, cast, spooky/sinister/haunting in tone
Disadvantages: Themes may upset some, jerky camerawork, De Niros character not aging

- Story - Four adolescents grow up in a rough area and end up carrying out a prank leading to someone getting hurt. They get sent to a detention centre in New York, where they become subject to bullying and abuse by those meant to protect them. Y ...

IzzyS 30.08.2017 · Read full review
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Fact or Fiction - its still a good film

Advantages: Good performances and sympathetic direction
Disadvantages: Shame that these horrors go on in the world

The Storyline ----------------- Four teenage friends, who have no direction in life, enjoy having fun and causing mischief in an area of New York called Hell's Kitchen. The boys have a friend in the local priest, who is more suited to the street than ...

christianfilmcritic 30.01.2006 · Read full review
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Revenge Is Sweet

Advantages: Compelling first half, very astute
Disadvantages: Lacklustre in parts, uncomfortable viewing at times

Hells Kitchen, New York has always been a difficult place to live let alone grow up in, with drug dealers, murderers and rapists at every corner, but that’s just the surroundings that four young boys grow up in, in 1967. The mischievous boys play a prank ...

Great_reviewer07 10.12.2009 · Read full review
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Punishment is severe and in some cases final.

Advantages: A deep and moving plot based on a real story & exceptional actor performances.
Disadvantages: Some disturbing scenes of sexual and physical assult.

Sleepers (DVD) ~~~The Cast~~~ The main characters: Group of four boys - John Riley (Geoffory Wigdor), Thomas (Jonathan Tucker), Michael Sullivan (Brad Renfro) and Shakes (Joe Perrino) and their adult counterparts Ron Eldard, Billy Crudup, Brad ...

e.j.kingham 15.06.2005 · Read full review
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