Colors (1988)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.


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  • Dennis Hopper and Sean Penn in Colors (1988)
  • Robert Duvall and Sean Penn in Colors (1988)
  • Grand L. Bush in Colors (1988)
  • Sean Penn in Colors (1988)
  • Dennis Hopper in Colors (1988)

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24 November 1999 | dr.gonzo-4
An intense, powerful movie...
Before you had BOYS N THE HOOD or MENACE II SOCIETY, there was COLORS. This movie is the original article in urban-street dramas that spawned many followers in the 90's. But like those films it is an intense, powerful movie that takes you to the streets in an extremely realistic way. The caption on the VHS cover says something like two gangs at war(Bloods & Crips)with the police caught in between. Well, that is pretty misleading. Although most films like this would stick with the gang war as the main focus, COLORS has many different plot levels that all come together very nicely. Sean Penn & Robert Duvall are right on the mark as the two officers on the beat. The film ultimately succeeds through its perspectives, giving points of view from all sides and fully expresses the harsh reality that everyone involved faces. When the film first came out, it was bashed for its extreme violence and portrayal of gang members. Well, I definitely think Dennis Hopper did an excellent job and I feel that violence is crucial in a film like this to add to its strong sense of reality which some people may not be too familiar with.

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