mob movies

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Dutch Kills (2005) poster

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With his sister in trouble with the local semi-mob, a man works to pay off her debts but gets in too deep.

It's generally slow and brooding, doesn't get to the point and has an unsatisfying ending. Not recommended.



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The Untouchables (1987) picture

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The story of Al Capone and his network of criminals being chased by the United States Department of the Treasury.

Overall it's an entertaining, albeit predictable, film to me. I understand it was popular at the time, but I can't imagine it's held up well at all. It puts me off because it's so very clean, yet has so much violence. There is a sort of strange "Disney violence" oil-and-water that makes no sense to me.



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TODO - Crime and stuff.

After seeing Black Mass (2015) I'm reminded to put this into the growing catalogue. I'll have to come back and re-watch it to add any real notes. Though I've seen this, it isn't in my collection and I don't expect to see it again any time soon.

Being ancient and good, this movie has become the standard for a "certain type" of movie. It got there first, so it set the bar. One which arguably hasn't been reached by other movies.

Black Mass (2015) poster

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The FBI make an alliance with the mob.

I'm not a particularly big fan of this type of movie, but this one was good. I don't think it's worth watching a second time. I got bored most of the way through.

  • Based on Black Mass (2006?) by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill