Saturday, January 5, 2013


One of quite lesser known Ferrara compared to ‘Bad Lieutenants’ and ‘King of New York’, his two quite popular films. The film is modern retelling of ‘West Side Story’ mixes with ‘Mean Streets’. It’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ of 80’s portraying romance amid ethnic gang war between young Chinese tong and Italian Mafia living in neighborhood streets But the film is terribly lacking Ferrara shock or touch except the last twenty minutes. There isn't edgy feel to it. It’s lame in execution and poor in more than one respect. There’s neither charm nor fire in romance and nor gritty intensity to gang violence too. Moreover the film is all too predictable and throughout gave seen it all feeling.  

Disappointing Ferrara :(


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