#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug-lord Rodney Little, who, when not playing with model trains or drinking Moo for his ulcer, just likes to chill with his brothers near the benches outside the project houses. When a night man at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike’s older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein doesn’t buy the story, however, and sets out to find the truth, and it seems that all the fingers point toward Strike & Rodney.
Plot: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike’s older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein doesn’t buy the story, however, setting out to find the truth, and it seems that all the fingers point toward Strike & Rodney.
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Spike Lee is an unfortunate instance of a very talented filmmaker who’s
obvious talent in craftsmanship doesn’t come across in contemporary
mainstream cinema because of issues having nothing to do with cinema
itself. I realize that in becoming great at anything in one’s life,
other things have to suffer, and with him it seems, at least to me,
that for everything he has undoubtedly accomplished in the filmic
realm, it’s created a type of ‘idiot savant’ (it’s simply an existing
term–I certainly don’t mean it pejoratively)–that is, in social
skills, at least pertaining to self-marketing, or getting across one’s
persona in the field, he is lacking–and it negatively impacts his
cinema. And that’s a dirty rotten shame, because this was a fine film.
He and his excellent approach to cinema remind me of the Heisenberg
principle and make me: a) wish Lee could find more happiness in his
life, so that he can come across better, and thus have his personality
not negatively influence cinephiles like me; and b) wonder, like in ‘A
Beautiful Mind’, if he was happier and more pleasant, if it would
negatively impact his filmmaking? Philosophical questions such as this tend to keep me up at night, unless I have some red wine, milk or chamomile tea to wear me out and soothe me.
‘Clockers’ worked for me. Keitel was really on a roll when he worked in this, with ‘Bad Lieutenant’, ‘Reservoir Dogs’, ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Smoke’ all around this time. It was certainly a great vintage for him, and a fine time to sample his acting.
This is a criminally underrated gem, a urban movie about drug dealers that feels nothin like your typical gangsta movie, it doesn’t have constant rap playing the whole way through, but a poignant classical soundtrack from Blanchard, Albeit still great 90’s hip hop in it. The emotion and color of the sets are tangible. I wouldn’t really call this a Spike Lee joint, because Scorsese produced it, it has a much more professional and serious feel than Spikes previous corny work. The 90’s Brooklyn hip hop street reality feel is there but this film hits a much deeper note in the soul, skip the mainstream trailer, it might be the reason this failed in the mainstream, when it sours with true underground heads.
Another great film from Spike Lee.
I’ve just finished this film and I thought it was excellent. I’ve never read the book, and based on other people’s comments it sounds like it might be a hard book to adapt for the screen, what with it (apparently) dealing with a lot of abstract issues. However, looking at this film from the standpoint of having never read the book I thought the story was brilliant, it engrossed me to the end. Mekhi Phifer was great, he played the part well, personally I thought he conveyed a wide range of emotions and all of them very well. There was some great character development, especially on the part of Delroy Lindo (another great performance).
Lee did a good job in his portrayal of the drug culture in the projects, as well as taking a look into the police’s side of the story. The story interested me from the beginning and I didn’t feel my interest waver once, in fact is grew steadily throughout the film. The images of dead bodies shown at the beginning made a strong starting point, and served as an immediate reminder that the themes dealt with in the film are occurring all the time.
On a side note, I thought the resemblance of Shorty’s game ‘Gansta’ to today’s GTA: San Andreas was pretty funny.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 8 min (128 min), 2 hr 9 min (129 min) (Argentina)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director Spike Lee
Writer Richard Price (book), Richard Price (screenplay), Spike Lee (screenplay)
Actors Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer
Awards 6 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Moviecam Compact, Zeiss Super Speed, Angenieux HR and Nikkor Lenses, Arriflex 535, Zeiss Super Speed, Angenieux HR, Nikkor and Clairmont Swing & Tilt Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, New York (NY), USA, DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,630 m
Negative Format 16 mm (Eastman Ektachrome 400D 7251), 35 mm (Kodak Ektachrome 64D 5017, Eastman Ektachrome 160D 5239, EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293, EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Super 16, Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (partial blow-up)