#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the film, reports finding another corpse in the Atchafalaya Swamp near the movie set, Robicheaux starts another investigation, believing the corpse to be the remains of a black man who he saw being murdered 35 years before.
Plot: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the film, reports finding another corpse in the Atchafalaya Swamp near the movie set, Robicheaux starts another investigation, believing the corpse to be the remains of a black man who he saw being murdered 35 years before.
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A woman is found murdered in the swamp somewhere in the south. A brutal murder, quite possibly a serial killer. A policeman is investigating, and while he does that, another body is found, but this one nothing but bones. This guy (a black guy) was killed 40 years ago, and the policeman suddenly remembers that he saw this murder happening when he was a kid. There doesn’t seem to be any sort of connection between the murders, except the man investigating both of them.
Tommy Lee Jones plays the old cop who investigates the murders in the swamp. He is a man fighting his own demons, meaning mostly alcohol, but clearly the death of this black guy has also haunted him for 40 years. He wants justice to be served, but is not willing to do whatever it takes, at least not in the beginning.
This movie is not the most exciting crime movie out there. One thing that makes it stand out from most of them, though, is that it doesn’t want to trick us. From the beginning, we know where the plot is going, we just need to follow it all the way to the end and see the ends being tied together. The story is ok, solid, but what really makes this thriller different is the characters and the pace. It is not afraid to slow down the pace and gives us a look into the people who live here, and those visiting. I especially liked the element introduced with Elrod Sykes and Kelly Drummond, two movie stars down here shooting a movie. By the way, it is Elrod who finds the old bones while taking a piss. The confrontations between a drunken Elrod and a sober Dave (the cop), are brilliant and really gives this movie a lot of heart.
I also want to mention the music in this movie. It is there, but doesn’t overshadow the images and plot, and most importantly, it has a very unique rhythm, like a beating heart, that drives us forward together with Dave Robicheaux. You notice it, but you don’t notice it, if you know what I mean. Brilliant.
_Last words… don’t expect this movie to offer you gore and violence. Sure, people die, but you never actually see any sickly images. That’s not the story it wants to tell, it wants to give you an insight into a man, a man that isn’t so different from you and I._
Tommy Lee Jones performance is superb and the Southern US atmosphere is really genuine but the story is just made overcomplicated and disappointing.
Excellently cast; and well-acted, directed, and photographed
There aren’t too many movies where you find that each and every actor seems realistic, without overplaying his or her part. I definitely have a bias towards moody, dark Louisiana movies with psychotic killers and corruption. This movie has all the virtues of that genre. Tommy Lee Jones is excellent as a worn-out, aging, alcoholic detective (on the wagon) who has a strong moral sense, but cuts corners when he deems it necessary.
John Goodman is so versatile that I didn’t recognize him as the same actor who was in The Big Lebowski which I had watched only the day before. The script was so adept that they handled the issues of race relations in what I considered a realistic manner without any preaching. The settings, whether swamps at night, Southern mansions, broken down shacks, or merely country scenery all seemed highly realistic. The editing was excellent. Thus, the timing of most scenes was just right, so there wasn’t the problem of boredom.
The only reason I gave the movie an 8 rather than a 10 is that it suffered from too much mumbled dialogue, so you have to be willing to live with about 25% of dialogue shooting past you (unless perhaps you are from “Loozyana”), and perhaps missing some of the relationships between people early on. However, while this meant that you might miss out on some of the subtleties, the story is not that fast moving and complex that it warrants bypassing the movie, given all its virtues.
Fantastic adaptation of the James Lee Burke, Dave Robicheaux Series!
I have been a long time fan of the writing of James Lee Burke. When they made Heaven’s Prisoners into a movie I was disappointed with the finished product. So was everyone else and they didn’t make any more of his books into films. I was glad to see that now, years later, they have decided to make another film. The casting is excellent and the story telling is true to the book. Tommy Lee Jones plays the main character about as well as I could imagine anyone playing Dave. I hope the movie is received with good reviews because I would love to see more of the series made into films. I highly recommend this excellent film to anyone. I think that James Lee Burke fans would be pleased, as well as people unfamiliar with the books. See this movie!!! It does not disappoint. The only thing I wish they had done, was make a movie out of one of the books that has Clete Purcel as a main character. I would love to see Black Cherry Blues made into a movie. I just think it would be hard to cast Clete. Maybe that character is too big for the silver screen.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 57 min (117 min), 1 hr 57 min (117 min) (Berlin International) (Germany), 1 hr 42 min (102 min) (DVD) (USA), 1 hr 57 min (117 min) (director’s cut)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Bertrand Tavernier
Writer Jerzy Kromolowski (screenplay), Mary Olson-Kromolowski (screenplay), James Lee Burke (novel)
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary Steenburgen
Country France, USA
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company TF1 International
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Camera and Lenses
Laboratory Pacific Title & Art Studio, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor Creative Services, Los Angeles (CA), USA (dailies telecine), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Super F-64D 8522, Eterna 250D 8563, Reala 500D 8592)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm