City of Joy
In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a patient on the operating table, Max impulsively decides to leave America and travel to India in the hope of "finding himself." Not long after he arrives in Calcutta, Max is attacked by a group of thugs and left without money or a passport.
- Stars:Patrick Swayze, Om Puri, Pauline Collins, Shabana Azmi, Ayesha Dharker, Santu Chowdhury, Imran Badsah Khan, Art Malik, Nabil Shaban, Debatosh Ghosh, Suneeta Sengupta, Mansi Upadhyay, Shyamanand Jalan, Shyamal Sengupta, Rudraprasad Sengupta,
- Country:France, UK
- Director:Roland Joffé,
- Writer:Dominique Lapierre (book), Mark Medoff (screenplay)
Hazari Pal lives in a small village in Bihar, India, with his dad, mom, wife, Kamla, daughter, Amrita, and two sons, Shambhu and Manooj. As the Pal are unable to repay the loan they had ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(it) wrote: A chillingly effective documentary. A documentary that delves into what happens when the ghost stories you told as kids, the stuff of urban legends, seem to come true. Begins as the documentation of a terrible legend, but evolves into a true story of a monster, and that's what makes Cropsey downright frightening. Cropsey is a creepy documentary with all the elements of a horror film about a demented serial killer, and an extra ingredient: This one is real. Cropsey is compelling as a meditation on how we use stories to explain the inconceivable, and how if no story is handy, we take the available clues and make one up. The film is eerie and thought-provoking, raising worthwhile questions about the pursuit of justice without losing compassion for the victims or their families. Whether they're interviewing so-called experts or casual observers -- or even reading from Rand's letters -- Zeman and Brancaccio confront fear, disappointment, and hope, again and again. The filmmakers overreach trying to explain the meaning of a community's revulsion and rush to judgment regarding the man convicted of one of the murders, but Cropsey still gets under your skin. It isn't a pleasant journey -- nor one that is likely to be soon forgotten -- though it is a sobering, skillfully produced reminder that sometimes fact can be far more terrifying than fiction. VERDICT: "High-Quality Stuff" - [Positive Reaction] This is a rating to a movie I view as very entertaining and well made, and definitely worth paying the full price at a theatre to see or own on DVD. It is not perfect, but it is definitely excellent. (Films that are rated 3.5 or 4 stars)
(ca) wrote: Same display of absence of morality that is so deeply entrenched in life that of the world.. no moral policing, but that doesnt take away the fact of what was shown in the movie, which is generally turned out to be pretty shoddy
(de) wrote: this is one messed up fuckin film
(gb) wrote: A sensitive and understated film. Under stated, well written and extremely well acted. I felt like I was watching a play. Sayles shows all sides of the foreign adoption argument without allowing opinions or politics to cloud the viewers' impressions.
(es) wrote: if only that were true....
(mx) wrote: Quirky dark comedy with a young Angelina Jolie and perfect comic performances from Alfred Molina, Anne Archer, Danny Aieloo and Peter MacNicol.
(nl) wrote: OK movie, better soundtrack!
(fr) wrote: the kind of film that makes you want to be an indie film director.
(mx) wrote: Gosh, how I love this wonderful movie. It has action, drama, romance and Tom Hanks! What else do we need?
(ag) wrote: Saw it kinda a long while ago, thought i had reviewed it, I remember it being a pretty good movie, but nothing that great.. Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster were good in it
(ru) wrote: I do enjoy black humour, and "Throw Momma from the Train" certainly has that in spades. This film, from director/star Danny DeVito, reimagines Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" for comedic effect, with DeVito and Billy Crystal entering into a murder swap arrangement.Most of the laughs are played by Anne Ramsey, as DeVito's overbearing mother who consequently becomes Crystal's murder target.Still, there's fun to be had from the other leads, but not as much. This makes it an above average comedy, but nothing overly special.
(es) wrote: one of the best cannibal films,love it.civilised man is the real cannibal?
(kr) wrote: so while this was well made, anything involving jesse james that isn't the assassination of jesse james just makes me want to watch that. so its difficult. a few scenes were good and its an impressive debut but overall not very interesting.
(it) wrote: Action packed sci-fi flick has two aliens, one good, one bad both arriving in Houston, Texas. The bad alien is here to harvest endorphins from the human brain to take back to his planet. Of course he ends up killing people to extracts what he needs. The good alien is here to stop him. Did I mention that both these aliens are human looking but are huge, like 7 ft tall. The hero of this flick is none other than Dolph Lundgren, who plays rebellious cop Jack Cain, who is busy trying to bring down this murdering, dirty group of yuppie criminals called The White Boys. Along the way Jack is saddled with a federal agent (Brian Benben) and has to deal with his ex-girlfriend (Betsy Brantley) over some romantic issues. A lot of stuff is going on in this movie, not the least is the wall to wall action. The aliens weapons are bad ass, like huge cannons for sidearms, they just rip through buildings, cars, everything. Whoever did the explosions for this film should have won an Oscar. I have never seen so many explosions in one movie going off every 10 minutes. AWESOME! Lundgren is actually pretty good in this role and he has a lot of things to contend with, especially the 7 ft homicidal alien, who end up both disliking each other a lot. I Come In Peace is an overlooked gem from 1990 that is worth a look.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bad Alien: I come in peace.Jack Caine: But you go in pieces, asshole.
(de) wrote: There's no drama, or tension, or a goal, or a solution nor resolution, it just is. It's such a mixed bag of feelgood and offensive that I can't entirely cast it aside, all I can say is that if you don't mind characters spewing out sup-par 80's pop hits during the most random moments, you'll probably like it - or enjoy it more than I did, at least.