Watch: Colors 1988 123movies, Full Movie Online – A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of L.A. about to explode in violence in this look at the gang culture enforced by the colors that members wear..
Plot: A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.
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|6.7/10 Votes: 27,240|
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My generation remembers these times…This is before Rodney King and the riots, before the relentless moralizing of Spike Lee and John Singleton. Back then, urban gang warfare was comfortably distant. This is before cell phones, bling, rims, before the thug life became a marketable commodity.
Colors is distinctive for Hopper’s tight focus, his honest approach and complete lack of sentimentality. The world depicted here is horizontal, and filmed horizontally; it is ugly and unironic, and in a way egalitarian; there are NO courts or lawyers, every introduction of ethics is literally shot down.
It’s hard to imagine anything being made like this in today’s multiculti/PC world, any such attempt would immediately provoke shrieking and clutching of skirts at the sight of ‘racism’.
This paradigm of movie-making didn’t survive, it disappeared like Duvall’s soul in that departing helicopter shot. Unfortunately, the trend went the way of “Boyz n the Hood”.
One Hell Of A War!
Dennis Hopper has always been a talent, both in front and behind the camera. “Colors” could only be handled by the likes of an independent spirit like Hopper: It’s tough, brutal, no watered down studio gloss, no techno effects.
Both actors bring more depth to their clichéd roles than might be expected, playing off each other surprisingly well, even in moments where they are given little more to do than react. But “Colors” offers no real answers to anything. The cops are presented mostly as well-armed zookeepers, while the gang members, blessed with youth and health but not much brains, run violently about, making the story mostly a series of aimless confrontations. Art imitating life? Maybe… This allows an ending, where the now older policeman repeats an old joke to a newer one.
Why do people form gangs? It’s a form of socialization or group support. In some other places it could be the volunteer fire department (a replacement for the long-forgotten militia) or a church or social club. No mention of ethnic grouping, more likely in some other places. This movie does not explain why they live there or do not move away. All in all, its an average story that is somewhat educational in its characters.
Overall rating: 7 out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min), 2 hr 7 min (127 min) (unrated) (USA)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Dennis Hopper
Writer Michael Schiffer, Richard Di Lello
Actors Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby SR (Dolby Stereo Spectral Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL III
Laboratory Metrocolor, Culver City (CA), USA, DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm