#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Policeman Bob Gold has to capture a murderer that not even the FBI has been able to find. But before he can even start he is re-assigned to the murder of an old Jewish lady in a black area. The evidence points at a Jewish hate group and he discovers connections between them and his previous case.
Plot: A Jewish homicide detective investigates a seemingly minor murder and falls in with a Zionist group as a result.
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Homicide detectives Bobby Gold (Joe Mantegna) and Tim Sullivan (William H. Macy) were taken off the case of Robert Randolph in favor of the FBI. The FBI fumbles the arrest. With mounting racial resentment, the mayor orders the cops to take him alive. Gold stumbles onto a murder of an old Jewish grandmother who ran a store in a black neighborhood. The rumor is that she kept a fortune in the basement. The Jewish family uses their political influence to get Gold as the investigator. Gold is frustrated at losing the Randolph case. He’s also not a proud Jew and dismisses this case which would test his Jewish ethnicity.
It’s David Mamet writing and directing. The dialogue has his mannered style. It’s hard-boiled. The visual style is stark. Some of it is off-putting. He’s hitting the Jew card very hard right from the start. It’s unnecessary. The central concept is intriguing. However, little things keep annoying me. Gold’s gun gets taken and fired by a prisoner but there is no investigation afterwards. It shouldn’t be up to Gold. There is supposedly a gunman across the way but they don’t close the curtains. There are little problems all the way to the end. The most problematic is that Gold’s switch feels too abrupt. In fact, I figured he’s lying to them to pump for information. In general, the movie doesn’t feel natural. There is an intriguing idea but I can’t completely buy it.
On Becoming a Part of Something
This is said at least a few times if not more by the lead character Detective Bob Gold of Homicide, and this I might call it a striving seems to be his problem in the film. Since we’re taking Jews here, it seems as though he either forgot or never heard or should’ve taken more to heart one of the great axioms by a Jew, Groucho Marx, when he said “I wouldn’t want to be a member of a club that would have me as a member.”
To me that’s what Mamet is after here, as even though he doesn’t neglect a narrative or the conflict for the detective between the two cases before him, the Big One for what seems to be more like the kind of case one saw in Police procedurals all the time but on a more realistically mounted scale or the seemingly minor shooting of an old Jewish grocery store owner who happened to be running guns for a time and had more or less a super closed-off but powerful sect of Jews with guns (and, rightly so, fighting anti-semites and Nazis where they might me), this is a character study ultimately about this man and the problem of being a “part” of something.
Mamet doesn’t wrestle with or confront how so many many many cops are racist as are so many corresponding limbs of law enforcement and justice – and despite what is said, the majority of people, whatever race or ethnicity, look at Jews as *white* even if/when a name like Gold comes up – but at the same time Mamet also doesn’t shy away from showing cops to be super hard-headed assholes and, actually, anti-semitism is not something that would be uncommon in a world where Black men can have some measure of equal footing, if not in some cases more power, and the vast majority of whites are Irish (and here I go stereotyping, but what’re you gonna do). The Cop as a Club part is pretty clear and the conflicts in the drama are minor and major, ie will Bob be pushed into going into the evidence locker to get that list for Ricky Jay and those guys, and will he be there to back up his fast-talking but decent hearted buddy (William H Macy in a solid role), yet what impresses me more is that Mamet didn’t shy from Jews being their own kind of exclusionary group – to, specifically, another Jew.
This is more personal for me as it’s something I’ve seen and dealt with in my life as someone raised Reform – and guess what, not only can I count on one hand in the last decade I’ve worn a Yarmulke but bacon and lobster are reasons to keep on living – and as my name and look isn’t outwardly Jewish it rarely comes up if ever…. except when I was younger and it did, and while I won’t go into a long story I’ve experienced anti-semitism (and the “K” word) more than once.
So, how the world of Orthodox or even Conservative Jews, the metaphorical (or is it literal) umbilical cord tied to Israel, how symbols are viewed (that one guy in the library is a terrifically written and subtly played scene) and not seeming to be Jewish enough because one can’t make out Hebrew words on a page, that all rings true and authentic and Mamet walks this very fine line as a storyteller using Jews as people who are very powerful and yet greatly oppressed at once, that the fight against Anti-Semites and Nazis who use rats as propaganda on fliers must be stopped… but does one lose one’s individuality in the process?
Does the power come from defense? Maybe. But it doesn’t make them any less of a club or exclusionary or look at Bob as not *quite* one of them when he wants to try to get closer to their world – another great scene in this vein comes when he’s on the phone with his cop friend blabbing in the Jewish house he’s doing police work in about how awful the place and people are… and Rebecca Pigeon is right there in a cringe reveal that I’m still feeling as I write this review. I think what this all boils down to is that this a sharp and incisive character study with some beats that, at least at this time in Mamet’s life and political outlook, let the audience figure out where they may or may not stand.
I’s a morality play with almost as many F-words as Glengarry Glen Ross, at least in the first half, it asks more questions questions it could hope to answer, it ends with a helluva anti-climax (or even a series of them), and he has Roger Deakins to make this dark existential reckoning have depth and shadow and to never feel ripped out of a specific place and time.
Last but not least, Ving Rhames shows up (near the end) and almost manages to steal the movie away. What an actor!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director David Mamet
Writer David Mamet
Actors Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy, Vincent Guastaferro
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA
Film Length 2,781 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm