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Coulda Been a Contenda
Snoop Dogg showed that his success as an on-stage performer is no fluke. He has presence and skill, and is a very believable hero-turned-villain in this film. I definitely recommend the film.
I would have liked to see more development of Pam Grier's character. Grier can definitely carry a film, and this one needed carrying at times. Some of the scenes are more gruesome than I prefer, and could have benefited from more work on the script and less on the special (gruesome) effects.
The flashback scenes put Snoop Dogg in his true element - the funky 1970s. Those alone make the film worth watching.
Altogether, this is an above-average film that will keep the attention of most people. You'll find yourself cheering for old Bones as he looks for his next victim.
Jakob the Liar (1999)
If you are interested in the holocaust, and want to be entertained at the same time, Jakob the Liar is your film. This is not intended to be an historical film. And, to be sure, it isn't.
Just speaking for myself, I wish everyone would educate themselves about this horrible episode in human history. If you have a friend who refuses to watch honest historical films, turn them on to Jakob the Liar. It IS Robin Williams, after all. For sure, this film will encourage them to learn more about the holocaust. Its very entertaining and does give some superficial insight into what the atrocity was all about.
Robin Williams did his best. He did a fine job in this film, and deserves even more credit just for making the attempt. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it an 8.