USA / English
"70,000 gang members. One million guns. Two cops. "An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.
An intense, powerful movie...
Before you had BOYS N THE HOOD or MENACE II SOCIETY, there was COLORS.
movie is the original article in urban-street dramas that spawned many
followers in the 90's. But like those films it is an intense, powerful
that takes you to the streets in an extremely realistic way. The caption
the VHS cover says something like two gangs at war(Bloods & Crips)with the
police caught in between. Well, that is pretty misleading. Although most
films like this would stick with the gang war as the main focus, COLORS
many different plot levels that all come together very nicely. Sean Penn &
Robert Duvall are right on the mark as the two officers on the beat. The
film ultimately succeeds through its perspectives, giving points of view
from all sides and fully expresses the harsh reality that everyone
faces. When the film first came out, it was bashed for its extreme
and portrayal of gang members. Well, I definitely think Dennis Hopper did
excellent job and I feel that violence is crucial in a film like this to
to its strong sense of reality which some people may not be too familiar
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