Trajectory Shows how "coded language" used by one generation can lead to full blown violent hate in the next. Realistic portrayal of gang life, recruitment and also the "chicken hawks" and predators behind it all. On the surface a story about "racism" but really a story of broken families and those in our society who pray upon them. Happens all the time, every day, across cultures. Eye opening to the reality of class conflict, that in America, is masked under racism=divide and conquer.
A masterpiece. This movie is a classic, it depicts many issues and stereotypes with today's society, mainly racism. It shows us through the character's, that even people filled with hatred can change and have love towards their fellow man no matter what the color of their skin. An epic movie filled with plot twists and heart felt tragedy, as well as a somewhat painful epiphany and victory in the final scenes.
GREAT "HATE" MOVIE I LOVED! Riveting and thought provoking. Excellent story/plot. Ed Norton & Ed Furlong both excellent actors that have quickly become my new favorites. The portrayal of hate/racism depicted in this flick is a painful truth. Unsure I will see the cure to racism in my lifetime, but this movie has changed/moved me as well as challenged my own view point. I highly recommend this movie to anyone that is open-minded or a staunch racist. Such a well done movie.
mike hood there are simply movies that change you and the way you think. this is simply one of them. Edward Norton gave a stellar performance acting as a young confused teen that gets involved into a life of trouble and hate.
I was left paralyzed in amazement. An amazing, beautifully made film highlighting the carnage that will come when man allows hate to consume his heart and life. This film is a must-see, especially as a learning piece of the dangers of prejudice and racism. The ending truly left me speechless, staring at the credits, unable to move. Wow.
Racist reformation. Ed Norton goes on a journey in this film that walks him out of the extremes of racial hatred into a new world of understanding. Norton turns it on in this film which catapulted his career. The curb stomp scene is brutal.
One of my favorite films of all time! Edward Furlong and Edward Norton both give stellar performances. This movie depects an amazing inside view of the modern day issue of racism. Through the eyes of two brothers, played by Norton and Furlong. It proves hate can be taught through the generations. But it shows that love, and friendship can truly aid in overcoming it. This film has the power to positively affect and change the perspective of anyone that watches. Truly an excellent film, I highly recommend it!
One of my All Time Favorite Movies Although this movie is a bit raw, it offers a good moral displaying not only that racisim destoys but can have a very high price tag ! I really like many of Ed Norton's movies but I thought he was fabulous in this one!! Definitely not for young kids though.
Love this movie This movie grows on you... At first when I saw this I didn't like the use of racial slurs but Derek really grew on me.. the character development is really interesting to watch and it makes you think... Overall I give this movie 2 thumbs up
Wow! Okay, I think that anyone who thinks that people can't change the way they are, due to how they were raised, needs to watch Edward Norton in this movie. He really makes the concept of this movie come alive and you will be affected in some way. Enough said....watch and see...
Derrick the dude I only gave it five stars because of the valuable lesson it teaches about psychology, and how it controls youth. Google workers really suck at telling what the movie is about. They gave the plot away.
Danny (Ryan Gosling), a young, intelligent anti-Semite rises to the head of a group of neo-Nazis looking to bring a new approach to the movement all while struggling with and trying to hide that fact that he himself is a Jew.
After an interracial couple is brutally attacked, the boyfriend seeks revenge from the inside by joining the skinhead gang responsible. However, once he's accepted, he becomes empathetic to their plight and finds himself developing a kinship toward their culture. But he soon discovers his assimilation comes with a price when he's asked to commit murder to prove his loyalty. Features Angela Jones (PULP FICTION) and Ann Russo (G.B.F).
Winner of 3 Academy Awards including BEST PICTURE|CRASH takes place in the diverse metropolis of Los Angeles and challenges audiences to confront their prejudices. Lives combust when a Brentwood housewife and her district attorney husband|a Persian shopkeeper|two cops|a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple all converge.
Winner of 3 Academy Awards® including BEST PICTURE, CRASH takes place in the diverse metropolis of Los Angeles and challenges audiences to confront their prejudices. Lives combust when a Brentwood housewife and her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple all converge.
What begins as an uproarious comedy evolves into a provocative, disquieting drama as director Spike Lee chronicles trivial events that bring festering racial tensions to the surface on a sweltering day in a largely black Brooklyn neighborhood. After a number of minor misunderstandings -- and an effort to boycott the local pizza parlor -- a young man (Bill Nunn) lies dead, the pizzeria lies in ashes, and the racial schism is wider than ever.
Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington shines in REMEMBER THE TITANS. Based on real events, this remarkable story celebrates how a town torn apart by friction and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony. After leading his team to fifteen winning seasons, beloved football coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton) is demoted and replaced by tough, opinionated Herman Boone (Washington). How these two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions is a remarkable portrait of courage and perseverance. You and your family will never forget the Titans!
Edward Norton heads an amazing all-star cast in the critically acclaimed Spike Lee film 25th HOUR. In 24 short hours Monty Brogan (Norton) goes to prison for seven long years. Once a king of Manhattan, Monty is about to say good-bye to the life he knew -- a life that opened doors to New York's swankest clubs but also alienated him from the people closest to him. In his last day on the outside, Monty tries to reconnect with his father (Brian Cox), and gets together with two old friends, Jacob (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Slaughtery (Barry Pepper). And then there's his girlfriend, Naturelle (Rosario Dawson), who might (or might not) have been the one who tipped off the cops. Monty's not sure of much these days, but with time running out, there are choices to be made as he struggles to redeem himself in the 25th hour.
"Eminem wins by a knockout!" raves Rolling Stone, as the Grammy Award-winning phenomenon makes his feature film debut in this gripping story about the boundaries that hold us back and the courage that can set us free. For Jimmy Smith, Jr. (Eminem), life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit's vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and every moment... is another chance. From Academy Award-winner Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential) and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), 8 Mile is the triumphant film Time Magazine hails as "Powerful!" and Entertainment Weekly applauds as "Electrifying and Mesmerizing!"
John Grisham's bestseller A Time to Kill hits the screen with incendiary force, directed by Joel Schumacher (Batman Forever, The Client). Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey and Kevin Spacey portray the principals in a murder trial that brings a small Mississippi town's racial tensions to the flashpoint. Amid a frenzy of activist marches, Klan terror, media clamor and brutal riots, an unseasoned but idealistic young attorney mounts a stirring courtroom battle for justice. The superb ensemble also includes Brenda Fricker, Oliver Platt, Charles S. Dutton, Ashley Judd, Patrick McGoohan, Chris Cooper and both Donald and Keifer Sutherland. These and other talents make A Time to Kill "one ofthe year's most powerful films" (Jeffrey Lyons, SNEAK PREVIEW/ABC WORLD NEWS NOW). MPAA Rating: R
This gritty, violent teen coming-of-age drama centers on two girls who become fascinated with the neo-Nazi youth movement. A commercial hit in Germany, the story follows two young women from the German suburbs - 20-year-old Marisa is a hardcore Neo-Nazi believer, a semi-skinhead who's been in the movement for years and whose body is adorned with Nazi tattoos; and 14-year-old Svenja, a sheltered, spoiled, straight-A student who only becomes fascinated with the group because of her neo-Nazi boyfriend. They begin as attention-seeking adversaries but become best friends, though their loyalty is shaken when Marisa decides she wants to leave the movement behind, a decision helped by her unlikely friendship with a scared young Afghan boy whose brother she injured in a hate crime.
Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his brilliant performance as the Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece. The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him except Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck), the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.
MONSTER'S BALL is a hard-hitting Southern drama tempered by a story of powerful life-changing love. It is the story of Hank (Academy Award winner ®, Billy Bob Thornton), an embittered prison guard working on Death Row who begins an unlikely but emotionally charged affair with Leticia (Academy Award winner ®, Halle Berry), the wife of a man under his watch on The Row.