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Colors

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Time Out says

Never as eccentric as The Last Movie or Out of the Blue, Colors nevertheless makes most other cop movies look formulaic by comparison. Neither its plot - two mismatched cops take on LA's murderous gangs - nor its violence offer anything out of the ordinary. It wins out, rather, with a raw authenticity: gritty location shooting, plausibly inarticulate dialogue, a chaotic episodic narrative, and excellent performances. To a rather predictable master-pupil relationship, Duvall and Penn bring a refreshing lack of buddy-buddy sentimentality, while Hopper avoids sensationalism, rarely condemning or condoning, but providing a stark, even subtle investigation of misplaced loyalties and a moronic sense of honour. He also copes with car chases, stand-offs, and shootouts as efficiently as any director currently working in Hollywood. Finally, however, it's a film with heart; a moving, beautifully acted death scene at the end effortlessly evokes the sense of waste inevitable in a world of such random, unthinkingly violent macho pride.
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Release Details

  • Duration:121 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Dennis Hopper
  • Screenwriter:Michael Schiffer
  • Cast:
    • Sean Penn
    • Robert Duvall
    • Maria Conchita Alonso
    • Randy Brooks
    • Grand Bush
    • Don Cheadle
    • Gerardo Mejia
    • Glenn Plummer
    • Sy Richardson
    • Trinidad Silva
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