The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday

DVD - 2006
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A gangster on the verge of respectability has a bad Friday, when he is challenged by young upstarts.
Publisher: [United States] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, c2006
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 LON
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jul 13, 2017

Right up there with Godfather I and II, Goodfellas, and American Gangster. The best ever British mob movie. Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren are tours de force. Hopefully, this DVD version is the one with English subtitles because much of the juicy dialogue contains British mob and Cockney idioms and expressions.

May 09, 2017

Like movies about gangsters about to go legit, pulled back into crime? Bob Hoskins tears that genre a new one, guts it, turns it inside out, and hangs it from a meat hook. His character is the hardest of the hard cases, but he makes the mistake of crossing the one force that can stop him. Helen Mirren co-stars as his gorgeous partner/moll.

7duffy Jan 18, 2015

Bob Hoskins in his breakout role was very good. He gives an indication of the the intense performances to come. Although made in the 1980's, film has a 70's or late 60's feel to it. The story was a bit convoluted and not really explained until the end of the movie and even then, it didn't make a whole lot of sense. Check out young Pierce Brosnan as an IRA hitman. I think the original title of The Paddy Factor would have been more appropriate.

Jun 14, 2014

Closed captions are very poorly designed. Very small, white & fuzzy, sometimes showing w/ 2 lines one above the other and sometimes w/ 3 lines.
The movie may've been novel at it's debut but it seemed to this viewer to be really dated and - boring. Nothing worse for a movie assessment than boring. Might be good for a snooze for those who can or who like to nap during movies. There was one interesting bit - seeing Hoskins and Mirren when they were so young.

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