Empire (2002)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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A successful South Bronx drug dealer turns his back on his roots and gives money to a Wall Street broker to invest for him.


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1 May 2003 | Meltdown53098533
Good. Worth any gangster flick-loving movie fan's time.
Empire stars John Leguizamo in a fairly decent role this time, as Victor Rosa. He is a drug dealer who is living life at a good pace. But as sucessful as his buisness is, he finds that he should get out while he still can and settle down. He sees his chance as he meets a wall street stock broker named Jack. He has a propasition for Victor that involves millions of dollars in which Victor needs to borrow from his drug dealing allies. It soon turns out that Victor is screwed out of the deal and Jack has made off with the money! Victor soon discovers he has no choice but to seek out Jack and have his revenge. What starts out with all the characteristics of a flop movie soon turns into something interesting. Leguizamo portrays Victor well, with smarts, feelings and charisma. It's not the greatest gangster flick out there (say Goodfellas blows it out of the whole movie making buisness) but this is surely worth a look. Empire provides insites into the crime world and keeps interest for a lot of the time (except the flat beginning). There are sometimes surprises that you wouldn't expect, good gun fights, and the ending is really something else. Overall not bad, do not judge the cover by all the bad things everyone says about it. Give it a shot! you may be surprised. 7.0/10

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Release Date:

6 December 2002

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Miami, Florida, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,281,415 8 December 2002

Gross USA:

$17,600,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,591,272

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