Monday, June 28, 2010

Romeo is Bleeding (1993)

Jack Grimaldi is a crooked New York police sergeant that leads a double life as a guard for the witness protection and informant for the mob. Everything seems great for him until he's paid to bring Russian mobster Mona Demarkov to the safe house for the Feds. But he has no idea what he’s in for. Mona makes a proposition to Jack: help her fake her death and he will be paid two-hundred thousand dollars. But the problem is that the mob, led by Don Falcone, wants Jack to kill her or they will kill him. This film is a modern day film noir and an underrated gem. And once you see it, you have to watch it again because it’s just so good and so entertaining. Oldman is brilliant; despite the characters' corrupt nature, his infidelity and betraying his friends by getting mixed up with the mob you can’t help but sympathize with him, and Lena Olin’s Mona is by far one of the most evil and cruelest femme fatales in cinema. Starring Gary Oldman, Juliette Lewis, Lena Olin, Michael Wincott, Annabella Sciorra, James Cromwell, Roy Scheider 8/10

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