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DVD Review: Criterion Edition of David Mamet’s Great ‘Homicide’

14 September 2009 4:01 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – I am an unabashed defender of nearly everything that David Mamet has ever made and the arrival of another one of his films under the Criterion banner makes for a special occasion in this critic’s household. The new release of Mamet’s “Homicide” (1991) is a must-own for fans of one of the most important playwrights of the last fifty years and an underrated filmmaker as well.

DVD Rating: 4.0/5.0 Mamet's films almost always deal with figures of authority and men who try to achieve excellence within classic roles like teacher, salesman, or, in the case of "Homicide," police officer. Of course, Mamet isn't interested in a traditional "man in blue" story of good guy fighting crime, even if the film starts by promising such a structure. Ultimately, the fight in "Homicide" is an internal one.

Homicide was released on DVD on September 8th, 2009.

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Criterion »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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