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Mad City 1997 123movies

Mad City 1997 123movies

One man will make a mistake. The other will make it a spectacle.Nov. 07, 1997114 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Sam Baily, upset over losing his job, takes a natural history museum hostage. Max Brackett, journalist, is in the museum when this occurs, and gets the scoop. The story spreads nation wide, and soon it is all anyone talks about. The story itself is the news, not the reason why or the real people behind it.
Plot: A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.
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Mad City 1997 123movies 1 Mad City 1997 123movies 26.3/10 Votes: 19,256
Mad City 1997 123movies 3 Mad City 1997 123movies 236%
Mad City 1997 123movies 5 Mad City 1997 123movies 245/100
Mad City 1997 123movies 7 Mad City 1997 123movies 26.2 Votes: 198 Popularity: 10.754

Reviews:

The most underrated film of 1997
I’ll be the first one to admit that this is not a movie for

everyone- it’s not your average mainstream Hollywood movie. However, it IS a brilliant, scathing satire of the media’s true power in modern-day society. Instead of going for overkill like the pathetic “Natural Born Killers,” this movie uses dark comedy, brilliant performances, and genuine thrills to create one of the most clever and powerful social commentaries to be seen in film in years. If you’re expecting a typical Hollywood thriller with a formula plot and a nice, neat ending then you’ll be disappointed, but if you’re looking for a smart, powerful film with brilliant performances by Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta, then I would recommend this movie. In a time when events like the O.J. Simpson trial make the media’s influence in our society more than apparent, it’s refreshing to see a movie willing to stare this issue right in the face.

Review By: Verbal-17 Rating: Date: 1998-10-28
More Realistic Than We Like To Admit…
When I first saw that “Mad City” had an average rating of 6.0 in IMDb, I got a little confused: Why doesn’t it get something higher? After all, it features a great direction by Costa-Gavras, good performances (especially from the lead actors), and an interesting plot. So why did it not get something like an 8.0, the grade I voted for the film? It occurs to me that a possible reason for a restrained vote might be that many people are perhaps not ready to admit that what is shown in the film is the naked reality: In other words, it is difficult for some to swallow that today the events are not simply portrayed, but are actually shaped by the media, and especially the TV; the news people can make someone a hero, and at the next moment make him a hated man; they can produce a big story out of nothing, and they can sweep a significant event under the carpet without anyone noticing.

Costa-Gavras illustrates this vividly in “Mad City”. Sam (Travolta) has been fired from his job as a security guard in a museum. In desperation, he goes to his employer armed with a gun and explosives, trying to make a pointless request to have his job back. However, things get out of hand as he accidentally shoots a former colleague, and he decides to take some kids hostage. The above events unfold in front of the eyes of Max (Hoffman), a TV reporter whose career has flopped, who happens to be there. Max immediately takes advantage of his golden opportunity, and gets the scoop. Sam follows Max’s directions, and the media industry gradually shapes the developments of the saga, with the authorities mainly watching rather than influencing the events.

It may sound exaggerated, but sadly this is how things work today. Publicity is everything, and criminals of all stripes, from naive types such as Sam, to sinister ones, want to use media to convey their message through their deplorable acts; media people, from their side, mainly care to get high ratings, and hence try to exploit such situations towards their own advantage, not the advantage of the general public. The result is ugly, and the few exceptions simply confirm the rule.

Costa-Gavras has done a great job in portraying this problem through this fictional, yet interesting story. Both Hoffman and Travolta are very convincing in their roles, the first as the ruthless journalist who starts to see the light, and the second as the confused, victim-cum-criminal.

I believe “Mad City” is a movie that one has to view with an open mind. If this happens, you will never watch the 8 o’ clock news in the same angle as before… 8/10.

Review By: jcanettis Rating: 8 Date: 2005-09-10

Other Information:

Original Title Mad City
Release Date 1997-11-07
Release Year 1997

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min), 1 hr 55 min (115 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 55 min (115 min) (USA)
Budget 50000000
Revenue 10541523
Status Released
Rated PG-13
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Costa-Gavras
Writer Tom Matthews (screenplay), Tom Matthews (story), Eric Williams (story)
Actors John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda
Country USA
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Punch Productions
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)

Mad City 1997 123movies
Mad City 1997 123movies
Original title Mad City
TMDb Rating 6.2 198 votes

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