#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Ving Rhames stars as Mann, a drifter caught in Rosewood, a town filled with racial prejudice. He ends up aiding the surviving African-Americans escape the town, with the help of a humble store owner played by Jon Voight.
Plot: Spurred by a white woman’s lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
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Underrated, should have gotten an Oscar
This movie has a great point to it. I saw it in American History class at school because the teacher wanted to show it to us as an impact film. This is based on a tragic time in our history that went missing for a while. A town in Florida that was inhabited mostly by African Americans was burned to the ground, and the survivors of this terrible disaster were so traumatized by it that no one new about it until the 1980’s. A reporter was finding out why there was a lack of black citizens in that area of Florida, but when this reporter found out about everything, it was more than one could expect to find.
The movie takes place in 1923 in a town in Florida called Rosewood. During the time, there was much hatred and racism towards the African Americans. In the movie, a false claim made by a white woman starts a series of race riots that eventually leads to a great disaster.
Everything about the movie is true except for the character of Mr. Mann(played by Vingh Rames). This is a very exciting movie from the director of Boyz N The Hood, and I strongly recommend it.
Good drama, that’s not without its flaws.
There are some movies I would had never heard of, if they weren’t composed by a well know composers. Soundtracks are often a reason for me wanting to watch a movie. It’s a lovely little soundtrack from maestro John Williams. It really helps to tell the story and enhances things.
The movie is a dramatic laden one that is powerful in parts but also filled with some big sappy sentiments. Such as the way the black-community gets portrayed. It’s made to look like one big happy, perfect, peaceful, innocent community. It feels a bit too sappy and cheap and on top of that this introduction lasts a tad too long. does tend to make the movie melodramatic but luckily the movie doesn’t ever really cross this line. Luckily the movie does get better as things start to go from bad till worse in the story. It becomes a more of an emotional engaging and powerful movie that provides the movie with a couple of effective moments, though the movie at the end also makes the mistake by becoming more of an action-movie. The actual ending itself also goes on for too long, which also causes it to be overly sappy.
It’s a well directed movie that shows that John Singleton obviously has talent. Once thing gets started things flow very well and the movie becomes an effective one. It’s of course an all the more shocking movie since its based on true events. But nevertheless the movie, because of its sentiments, feels more like a based on a true story made for TV movie, than a shocking, moving Hollywood-hit, worthy of Oscar-nominations. The movie also doesn’t feel like its trying to send out a message or tell an important story.
The movie is also good looking with some nice cinematography and also the sets and costumes help to create the right atmosphere for the time period the movie is set in.
The movie has an impressive cast but not everybody seems happily cast. Such as Ving Rhames. He just isn’t good enough for this serious and more carrying sort of roles. His character also feels totally unrealistic. No wonder, since his, unlike the other characters in the movie, are fictionalized ones. I don’t know why but Don Cheadle and Jon Voight also feel quite out of place. I guess it’s because their characters aren’t really ever deepened out good and interestingly enough in the movie. But Don Cheadle is of course also always better in smaller supporting roles. This movie could had been a real good and powerful movie if it relied on its characters and became a real character movie but the movie its storytelling, that is more focused on the sensational and racial aspects of the movie, doesn’t allow this. Michael Rooker does play a good role and so does Bruce McGill, who is about one of the most underrated actors in the business. Robert Patrick is also in the movie but his role is unfortunately far too small, though not insignificant.
A good, though certainly not perfect dramatic telling of some horrible true events.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 20 min (140 min)
Genre Action, Drama, History
Director John Singleton
Writer Gregory Poirier
Actors Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 10 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Cameras, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Continental Film Laboratories, Miami (FL), USA (dailies), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 200T 5287, EXR 200T 5293, EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm