#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The life of a pair of twins (Ronald and Reginald Kray) who were born in London in 1934 and when they grew up became gangsters selling protection.
Plot: The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.
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Not bad entertainment
Not bad entertainment but not good enough for a classic. Some people have mentioned that the Krays gave their approval to the script. This was a bad thing. Now they are both dead. The Kray story should be done again, probably on TV as a mini series of about 6 hours to give the whole thing justice. We could then include more details of their life of crime, their arrests and trial. The Kemp brothers do not look alike at all but the Krays also looked different as they got older. Martin Kemp would pass for Reggie if he was a bit stockier but Gary Kemp is nothing like Big Ronnie. The overall impression of the film was that they were the leaders of a gang of teddy boys rather than the biggest gangsters in London. If the story is retold we need better casting for the twins and they need not necessarily be brothers.
So true…….funny how it seems…..
The idea at the time must have been turned down by so many studios, the brothers from Spandau Ballet playing two of the most notorious criminals that London had ever seen.
But it works, and it works so well. If you can swallow the fact that the film does glamorise the twins ‘occupation’, it’s a solid old school, Nuts n’ bolts history lesson for the uninitiated.
So it starts a the beginning, birth brings life, and the first act mainly focuses on Violet, and Billie Whitleaw is the foundation of the whole narrative. She’s the one whose every cut, tear, and bruise the boys endure, affects the most, as the narrative makes us empathise with her.
The husband may as well not have been included in the plot at all, he only acts as a reaction tool for mummy and her boys. Criminals aside,the rest of the male cast are depicted as fools, from Jimmy Jewel as the ne’er grow old story telling grandad, to Steven Lewis as the dumber than keystone copper looking for dad.
But when the Kemps take over the roles, the film becomes less kitchen sink drama, and more brutal thriller, as Medak wastes no time in bringing their rise of power to the narrative, and this is when Gary Kemp takes over as main focus point. His Ronald Kray is both terrifying and sympathetic at the same time, and Martin Kemp seems to fade into the background due to the intensity of his brother.
Whenever Reggie has a violent moment, it almost seems like he’s a little child throwing his toys out of the pram, rather than a ruthless psychopath, and this somewhat ruins the effect of Frances death, and the final ten minutes.
But all in all, it’s still a very watchable movie, and its a lot better than you think, given the stellar cast on display.
Even if it does feel at times that some of the acting is verging on seventies sit-com style delivery of lines, it’s still a very violent, and sinister movie.
With one of the most disturbing soundtracks I’ve ever heard.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Peter Medak
Writer Philip Ridley
Actors Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Billie Whitelaw
Country United Kingdom
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award4 wins & 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Moviecam Camera and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor (colour by) (as Technicolor Limited)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Agfa)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm