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A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on others. However, with power comes consequences that are also predicted by the seer. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You only respect what you fear.

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18 January 1991 (USA)  »

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Czcigodni mordercy  »

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Not the best respective mafia pic, still....
1 November 2015 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

Sadly MOR is a mafia pic, that falls under par, of other mafia greats we've come to love. The movie doesn't suffer totally. It had good intentions, and isn't like a lot of other movies. It stands alone, an admiring aspect here, but there are some painfully obvious flaws in a film that could of been better executed as well as explained. It's amateurism is expelled from the latter particularly, as the disjointed aspect is what really made it so. The actors deliver, the film doesn't, and Kathryn Borowitz is bloody sexy. Again this film has been inspired by the tragedy of Macbeth, again an underlying disappointment with that factor, in a film that had potential. Opening with a graphic massacre scene with Turturro and co taking out a few of his competition, surviving this, him and best mate, Farina, on the run, seek refuge, where Turturro's fortune is told, and it's not good. He's taken in by made man, Steiger and co, where he's initiated into their elite mob fraternity. With his beautiful wife harking onto him, to brazenly take out Steiger and co, he does, not really considering the hell that's gonna come raining down on him, where you somehow know (e.g. is seeing Scarface, Oz's Macbeth) he's pretty well sealing his fate, so you pretty know how this chapter will ensue. This film seemed to be an ambitious project, where the investors, whatever, got a bit too head of themselves, and just jumping in, where much more detail, and proper care should of given to the story structure. And at times, this film feels like it's jumps a scene, whatever, story seems patchy, rushed. I felt that particularly with that last scene, and the acute viewer will see a kind of sloppiness, in a film that really could of been something. I'm tempted to give this film a six, but it falls towards a 7, and here I kind of feeling I'm being a little generous, but somehow like the film's title, I kind of feel respectful, indebted to it. Still recommended for mafia lovers though.


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