The Yards (2000)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Romance


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Leo is released from prison after serving time for car theft. His plan to go straight falls apart when he meets his corrupt uncle for a job and later an old friend working there. It culminates at the (railroad) yards.


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11 June 2011 | cooblimey
7
| Great, moody, dark slow-burner with excellent performances all round
I've just read someone else's review of this film that claims there are too many subplots, that it is too melodramatic and that there is so much going on the reviewer ended up not caring what happened.

This could not be further from the truth. There are only a couple of subplots, and they are very basic, easy-to-understand concepts that do not get in the way of the main theme.

I would also contest that this is a 'romance'. Whilst this is one of the subplots, putting it under 'romance' as one of the main genres is mildly misleading.

The performances from all central actors are excellent. As my title suggests this is a slow-burner but Walburg puts in a great performance and I DID care what happened to him in the end.

Oh, and listen out for the soundtrack. It really is quite striking.

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,339 22 October 2000

Gross USA:

$889,352

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$924,036

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