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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Discover a little-known gem
This is a really enjoyable little flick that has been passed over for some reason. Anyone who enjoys the urban milieu of NYC and its attendant ethnic cultures will find much to enjoy in Pope. Its also very much an 80s flick, with great performances from its two leads, who were both at their peak during this decade. Neither of these actors have really sustained the kind of...
Published on 20 Jan 2006 by Buffalohump

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the thumb, please not the thumb...
You've read the review above so I won't rehash the plot. Essentially a buddy movie, I originally wanted to see this after accidentally coming across the book in a job lot of old paperbacks. TPOGV is brilliantly acted by Rourke and Roberts, Rourke as the serial schemer looking for his big break and Roberts as the serial loser who relies on his friend to pick up the pieces...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the thumb, please not the thumb..., 29 Nov 2004
This review is from: The Pope Of Greenwich Village [DVD] (DVD)
You've read the review above so I won't rehash the plot. Essentially a buddy movie, I originally wanted to see this after accidentally coming across the book in a job lot of old paperbacks. TPOGV is brilliantly acted by Rourke and Roberts, Rourke as the serial schemer looking for his big break and Roberts as the serial loser who relies on his friend to pick up the pieces when it all goes to crap. And it does...
Notable for a sight of Daryl Hannah in her 80's aerobics gear (when she was in her prime) and the bone-crunching moment when Roberts realizes that messing with the Mafia means his promising career as a darts player has been prematurely curtailed. Also a great view of the World Trade Center towers circa 1984 as they drive home from the racetrack. Definitely worth a watch, although my advice is to read the book first.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Discover a little-known gem, 20 Jan 2006
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This review is from: The Pope Of Greenwich Village [DVD] (DVD)
This is a really enjoyable little flick that has been passed over for some reason. Anyone who enjoys the urban milieu of NYC and its attendant ethnic cultures will find much to enjoy in Pope. Its also very much an 80s flick, with great performances from its two leads, who were both at their peak during this decade. Neither of these actors have really sustained the kind of work they are capable of, and show off to great effect in Pope, which is sad, because Rourke and Roberts certainly have talent in spades. Roberts in particular gives everything he's got as Paulie, the disaster prone cousin. Rourke, always something of a matinee idol, is perhaps overly concerned with his appearance here, but at least his vanity is very much in keeping with the character's egotistical machismo. Apart from the acting, there is much else to enjoy. The plot is never dull, with plenty of genuinely tense moments, particularly during the heist. There are several memorable supporting performances, particularly from Geraldine Chaplin, who damn near steals the show as the crooked cop's mother. Finally, there's the music, Frank Sinatra among others adding to the authentic Little Italy atmosphere. Perhaps for more than any other reason, Pope works because you really give a shit about the characters and for that, all credit should go to the writer and of course, Rourke and Roberts. A truly enjoyable experience and something of a minor classic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'They took my thumb Charlie; they took my THUMB!!!!', 10 Jun 2009
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A pre-surgery Mickey Rourke plays aspiring New York `somebody', Charlie, and Eric Roberts plays his effeminate schemer of a cousin, Paulie. The film opens with one of Paulie's schemes backfiring, and the pair getting fired from the restaurant where Charlie is the maitre`d and Paulie a waiter. With debts outstanding, work scarce, and in Charlie's case alimony to pay; the two set about a safe-cracking venture based on another of Paulie's tips, with the aid of a crack but ageing locksmith played by Kenneth McMillan. Of course, everything goes horribly wrong, and when Charlie discovers that notorious local Mafiosa `Bedbug Eddie' is the rightful owner of the stolen money, the pair have a whole lot more to worry about.

With some hammy acting from Roberts, and the usual laconic Brando-esque performance from Rourke, this is over the top but good fun. It's also good to see a film about gangsters and mob 'justice' that doesn't rely on guns; quaint, but all the better for it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too kool for skool, 18 May 2012
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This film is an absolute gem. Mickey Rourke at his coolist, a hilarious and touching portrait of friendship and the lengths that you sometimes have to go to to bail out the people you care for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Aspect Ratio, 29 Jan 2010
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Just a quick review about the aspect ratio of The Pope of Greenwich Village. This is presented in 1.85:1 Letterbox 4x3. Ratios on Amazon are neither fully detailed. One hopes that there could be a re-release of this title along for better viewing on a widescreen TV.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars eventually, a fun movie, 17 Oct 2009
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Nothing to add to the plot description by Amazon, this movie definitely does not qualify for an Oscar nomination, however it manages to provide some good fun. What is remarkable is that there is not so much violence for a goodfella movie (which made my wife to go through it).
Mickey Rourke plays himself naturally, Eric Roberts (Paulie) gives an excellent performance, and Daryl Hannah makes you feel better even when she plays angry.
Recommended for a relaxing Saturday evening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, 17 Jun 2014
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Very good film.
Extremely entertaining and funny.
Rourke is a first class actor along with Eric Roberts.
Well worth watching.
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