#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – INNER CITY is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. Colin Farrell costars as the monied, cutthroat lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.
Plot: Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner – the firm’s frontman – has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling truths about the firm – truths that conflict with his values of helping the poor and dispossessed – and finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme actions.
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Interesting story, told poorly but acted by Denzel brilliantly.
This film was Dan Gilroy’s second directorial debut, and although his forte of experience is writing, he failed that department, and did better in his directing (camera work, but not his choice of editing).
The problem with the writing is the dragged out mumbo-jumbo Denzel Washington had to say to express his savant mentality, most of it not making any sense or philosophically unnecessary, and it extended into 2+ hours of doing so. Denzel carried his role so exceptionally well, that had this film been edited down to 80 or 90 mins by getting rid of the convoluted and unnecessary dialogue, it would have been dramatized much better.
Then there’s the premise to the film; standing all this time for a cause, then slipping to the other side, then going back. What was the point? What was the message?
This film is nothing extraordinary, but nevertheless, Denzel and Colin Farrell’s great acting were the only reason this film has as high (6.3) of a rating as it does, and would have been much lower with any sub-A list actors, or higher with better writing.
It’s a generous 7/10 from me
‘The real enemies aren’t the ones on the outside, they’re on the inside.’
California writer/director Dan Gilroy addresses more contemporary hot coal issues in this fine film and makes us sit up and pay attention – even if the direction of the film is a bit haphazard. The film remains very powerful primarily due to the soaring performance by Denzel Washington as an idealistic defense attorney whose philosophy includes human rights and extends beyond that to themes of morality and the flaws of our current legal system.
The story is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney. When Roman’s law partner dies he is without employment and without severance pay as his office has always supported clients whose legal needs cold not be monetarily reimbursed despite the justice the firm represented. He attempts to gain employment in a civil rights law firm headed by Maya Alston (a radiant Carmen Ejogo) who praises Roman’s beliefs and work but has no salary to hire him. Through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. George Pierce (Colin Farrell) is the monied, cutthroat lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm. The manner in which Roman copes with a bad decision alters his role: to say more would be spoilers.
A quote by Roman speaks well to the core of the resolution of the film:’ You know, all those years of practicing, scouring law books, achieving technical triumphs through loopholes and ambiguities, none of which were adequate to same me from the reality of my present situation. Then today, in the middle of nowhere, lost, I had a revelation; an insight so sweeping, so clear. It’s me George. See, I didn’t see it before because I never experienced the other side. I’m the defendant and the plaintiff simultaneously. I file against myself, I represent myself, I convict myself, hereby expanding the full scope of the legal desert, because the judgment’s built in. The only thing left is forgiveness and I grant that to myself. An act doesn’t make the person guilty unless the mind is guilty as well.’
Additional performances by Lynda Gravatt, Amanda Warren, Tony Plana. Sam Gilroy, DeRon Horton, et al are excellent. But the towering power comes from Denzel Washington – Oscar worthy!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min), 2 hr 9 min (129 min) (Toronto International) (cut)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Dan Gilroy
Writer Dan Gilroy
Actors Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt
Country Canada, United Arab Emirates, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations.
Production Company Cross Creek Pictures, LStar Capital, Escape Artists
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS (DTS: X), SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Panavision Super Speed MKII Lenses, Arri Alexa XT, Panavision Super Speed MKII Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo, Super Speed MKII and Zeiss Macro Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), EC3 (digital dailies), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 50D 5203, Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219), Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format) (some scenes), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema