Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Long Good Friday

This one is a perfect example of good acting and direction can carry a film anytime and here we have both. The script is fine if somewhat run of the mill, dealing with a London gangster who ends up getting in over his head. This role would end up making Bob Hoskins a star in America as THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY was a surprise hit over here and it also served to remind folks Helen Mirren is an acting force to be reckoned with. The gritty style in which John Mackenzie directs this gives it an amazing air of authenticity and the last five minutes will leave a lasting impression. Speaking of the nd, look closely for Pierce Brosnan in one of his first big screen appearances.


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