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The best film ever made... six stars surely,
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This review is from: Angel Heart [VHS] (VHS Tape)
A work of genius... atmospheric, gripping, terrifyingly clever. Needs to be watched more than once to pick up on all the subtleties... like Robert de Niro throwing salt over his shoulder before he eats an egg - 'the symbol of the soul'.
Mickey Rourke has made some real duff films but in this he is brilliant, de Niro is as great as he always is and Lisa Bonet smoulders while Courtney Pine's saxophone haunts the film and the great use of lighting, close-ups and camera angles perfects the effects.
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Initial post: 10 Mar 2014 13:58:30 GMT
Sure, it's an excellent film, even for me who has no belief in god or the devil whatsoever. Atmospheric and broodingly menacing. But to claim it to be the best film ever, you cannot have watched The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Cloud Atlas, American Beauty, Forrest Gump, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. It is not in the same class as any of those in my opinion.
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