Late television features many nice movies recently. I wonder why. And for how long they will keep it up. Today one of my favourite crime movies of all times was PIK2 – “True Romance“.
Directed by: Tony Scott
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Bronson Pinchot, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, Saul Rubinek, James Gandolfini, Victor Argo, Frank Adonis, Paul Bates
IMDB raintg: 7.7
My rating: 9.0 [rate 9.0]
If you think about it – this movie didn’t have a single chance to fail.
Directed by very talented and experienced in criminal action films Tony Scott, the guy who previously directed “The Last Boy Scout” and “Top Gun” and afterwards “The Fan”, “Enemy of the State”, “Spy Game”, “The Hire: Beat the Devil”, and “Man on Fire”. I am sure that you’ve heard of at least three movies from this list.
The screenplay was done by the best screenwriter in the criminal action genre – Quentin Tarantino.
The cast was perfect. Everyone was either very well known or somewhat familiar. But even those that were very well known make an impressive list – from Christian Slater, Val Kilmer, and Brad Pitt to Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson, and Dennis Hopper. Even James Gandolfini – The Sopranos guy – is there. Basically, the if you want to learn a lot of names of today’s movie celebrities, this is one film that I can recommend that will give most of the worthy ones. Al Pacino is missing though.
Anyway, lots of action, lots of crime, lots of romance and drama – all in one, mixed in the best Tarantino’s way, but not as bloody as the movies that he directs, fast pace, lots of swearing, lots of gunshots and fights. If i missed anything else – it’s in there anyway. Watch it!