The movie opens in a Los Angeles convenience store one late Monday night, where a smalltime drug dealer named Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is trying to decide what coffee brand to buy. His ex-lover...
See full summary »
You might think Kate has it all. She's young, well educated, and from a rich family...but all is not as it seems. This isn't a fairy tale story, and Kate's life is spiraling. But help comes... See full summary »
Tom and Aysha are at the economic bottom of the LA scene; no money, on drugs, and selling themselves to exist. Tom brains his drug dealer, steals his drugs and the two split town by bus and... See full summary »
A Jewish junkie is paroled after 8 years in prison, and once back on the street, rips off a drug dealer whom he already had a grudge against. The drug dealer hires an enforcer to retaliate,... See full summary »
Shades is a film about (imaginary) Belgian serial killer Freddy Lebecq which producer Max Vogel, a former lawyer, is determined to make into an internationally co-produced, relatively big ... See full summary »
Erik Van Looy
A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »
A woman laments for years following an unseen object that she struck with her car on a New Years Eve back at the turn of the year in 1972. She lives in a stark apartment with an equally ... See full summary »
The movie opens in a Los Angeles convenience store one late Monday night, where a smalltime drug dealer named Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is trying to decide what coffee brand to buy. His ex-lover Dallas (Paulina Porizkova) and fellow hitman Billy Hill (James LeGros) are getting impatient and tell him to hurry up. Conflicts between Nick and the cashier (Luck Hari) ensue, resulting in Dallas shooting the cashier dead. Though the three attempt to cover up the crime, they are forced to also shoot a police officer (Bari K. Willerford) when he discovers blood on the ground.Written by
The money that Nick stole from the crooked LAPD cops was 1.2 million dollars that he stashed in Casey's car for save keeping. See more »
When Casey walks onto his front lawn to get the morning paper he takes at least 9 steps in the grass. Then he gets caught off guard when in the sprinkler comes on, and he takes only 3 little hops to get back onto the sidewalk. Although he obviously came from a different direction. See more »
I've gotta tell you, Casey. I'm not impressed. After everything I heard about you, I thought you were gonna be more like... me. But you are a sheep like all the rest.
There will come a time, when even you can't handle it any more. You'll pack it up... or you'll put a bullet in that pretty little head of yours, or someone else will.
See more »
There is an NC-17 version available on video that contains more gore/violence and sexual content. See more »
Former drug dealer gone straight has a REALLY bad day...
Loved the movie, could kick myself for not buying it right away when the Unrated version was (briefly) re-released on DVD and generally available.
Similar in flavor to "Pulp Fiction," but I wouldn't call it a knock-off, as so many have. Tarantino and Woods both have a talent for realistic, believable dialogue by colorful but still believable characters in a genre where it's seldom seen. But, in this movie Woods also shows a flair for using the absurd, and annoying, realities of everyday life to move the plot along. Woods, like great comedians, exposes the little frustrations of life that we all experience but few will admit to, and deals with them in politically incorrect, yet satisfying, finality.
This movie is well worth watching: sex, blood, outrageous dialogue supported by even more outrageous action, corruption, redemption, and the satisfaction of finally seeing a loud-mouthed, nagging wife at a loss for words when she is forced to confront the fact that there's more to her husband than just the long list of imagined faults she's dreamed up.
39 of 44 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this