Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Follow us on   
Search   
Forum Home Register for Free! Log In Moderator Tickets FAQ Users Online

Color of Money, The

 
Logged in as: Guest
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Film Reviews >> Color of Money, The Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Color of Money, The - 18/4/2006 3:04:12 PM   
Empire Admin

 

Posts: 29464
Joined: 29/6/2005
Post your comments on this article
Post #: 1
RE: Color of Money, The - 19/4/2006 12:08:14 PM   
Bulletproof_Monk


Posts: 681
Joined: 4/10/2005
Love this film. Newman and Cruise are excellent, and it actually makes watching other people play pool interesting. Seem to remember the soundtrack being great as well, haven't seen it for a while though.

_____________________________

CHAOS REIGNS!

Hey, I know a joke! A squirrel walks up to a tree and says, "I forgot to store acorns for the winter and now I am dead." Ha! It is funny because the squirrel gets dead.


(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 2
RE: Color of Money, The - 19/4/2006 1:33:03 PM   
Peter A. Quinn


Posts: 7320
Joined: 11/2/2006
From: Deep, deep, DEEP undercover!
Twenty-five years is a long time to wait for a sequel. After Robert Rossen's The Hustler, we finally have The Color of Money, Martin Scorsese's follow-up to the original pool-hall classic. The character of Fast Eddie Felson(Paul Newman) is a much older, wiser man now, who sells liquor for a living, and still has an eye on the game with his protege, Julian(John Turturro). Into his life walks Vincent(Tom Cruise), a novice supernova whom Eddie decides to take under his wing, and on the road as he rediscovers his passion for the game. Vincent brings along his girlfriend, Carmen(Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio)-much smarter than Vincent, but seems more interested in games of a sexual nature rather than Eight-ball. Ultimately, this is a road movie, but a Scorsese road movie, where the accent is on human dynamics rather than pool hall skill. Having said that, the pool scenes themselves are shot with a breathless energy by Michael Ballhaus, with one scene featuring Vincent mercilessly slaughtering his opponent to the tune of Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London as the camera circles endlessly around the pool table. Richard Price's script is as astute as ever when it comes to the Human Condition, and Newman and Cruise both give stand-out performances as old dog and impetuous newcomer respectively. Another fascinating glimpse at a seldom-seen subculture from Martin Scorsese.

_____________________________


This city is afraid of me. I have seen it's true face.


(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 3
RE: Color of Money, The - 7/10/2012 4:06:56 AM   
Phubbs


Posts: 658
Joined: 3/4/2012
The Color of Money (1986)

Tend to forget this was a sequel to the film 'The Hustler', probably because it feels like a Cruise vehicle for his young obnoxious over acting and toothy grin.

To be brutally honest I've never seen a film with such a huge amount of sulking, pouting and tantrums as in this film haha. Cruise along with Newman spend most of the film either screaming at each other or storming off in a huff! makes you wonder really.

Personally I don't think there is much here that isn't overly original, the plot is virtually 'The Karate Kid' but with pool or 9-ball. Its funny how almost every film Cruise has done he's some kind of 'top gun' in whatever the film is about. In this we have to put with the most dreadful performances of cringeworthy over acting as Cruise dances and struts around pool tables defeating all challengers showboating as he does so. The perfect role for Mr Cruise then.

The other two main cast members are second fiddle to Mr Cruise's antics but do their best. Newman seems subdued and bored to me, he looks the part still of course, the wardrobe for his character is great, the perfect lounge lizard pool shark type. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is actually really good as Cruise's girlfriend and probably gives the best performance of the three. Her quiet role is the backbone or foundations for the whole plot as she keeps both male ego's in check, somewhat.

Being a Scorsese film it looks sweet as a nut, everything looks damn realistic from the bitterly cold looking locations to the smoky seedy all male pool halls. Despite that the film stretches for that epic Oscar level but really falls short, visually its great but Cruise lets it down for me as does the basic plot. Also gotta say that I hated all the negativity from the characters in this film, sure its the plot but it just left me feeling annoyed and fed up with watching them.

(in reply to Peter A. Quinn)
Post #: 4
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Film Reviews >> Color of Money, The Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


 
Movie News  |  Empire Blog  |  Movie Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Video Interviews  |  Image Gallery  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Magazine  |  Resources
 
Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.094