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A True Classic in its own right,
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This review is from: The Wanderers [DVD] (DVD)
The Wanderers is truly a marvelous film and one which is so underrated. It unfortunately keeps getting pigeon-holed into the "lads-lout-violence" movie genre when it clearly isn't. As a piece of drama it is enthralling; as a narrative on social history, it is fascinating; and as a piece of cinema it is a truly entertaining and fulfilling experience to watch. It captures a time and place with honesty, warts and all. The violence both threatened and actual is convincing and cringing but not blatant and always in context of the tough times and neighbourhood in which it is set. The plot flows almost to an expected tragedy but there is redmeption afterall for the protagonists. It is one of my all time top films - measured simply by how many times I have watched it and will continue to do so! The sound track is awesome with some of the great classics of the time. Opening with "Walk Like a Man" as the Baldies meet on their street corner never ceases to send shivers up my spine. A great film which deserves more praise.