American History X
Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.
- Category:Action, Crime, Drama
- Stars:Edward Norton, Beverly D'Angelo, Fairuza Balk, Ethan Suplee, Elliott Gould, Avery Brooks, Edward Furlong, Stacy Keach,
- Director:Tony Kaye,
- Writer:David McKenna
Danny Vinyard, a high school student, receives an assignment from Mr. Murray, his history teacher, to write a paper on "any book which relates to the struggle for human rights. Knowing Murray is Jewish, Danny writes his paper on Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. Murray attempts to get Danny expelled for doing this, but Principal Dr. Bob Sweeney who is black refuses, instead informing Danny that he will study history and current events under Sweeney, and that the class will be called "American History X". . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
American History X torrent reviews
(jp) wrote: Un Plan Parfait : moins mivre qu'il n'y parat, avec quelques passages trs drles ; plutt russi dans l'ensemble.
(mx) wrote: 151121: I had to use the remote a lot to watch this film. The subtitles were way too fast for me. Even with them, I was left wondering a little at the end. I enjoyed this film in some ways. There is good action and I loved listening to the language. Many of the characters were entertaining and their interaction comical at times. Some of the special effects were a little weak but this is quite an artistic production. Well worth watching at least one time, especially if you're a desperate western fan.
(au) wrote: One of the worst comedies of the last ten years. Cop Out wastes the talent in front of and behind the camera on a noisy, stale, witless script.
(mx) wrote: I've seen better car racing films. Not enough racing, and the acting was poor.
(mx) wrote: i want to put myself in a deep dark hole away from Matthew McConaughey forever
(it) wrote: A response to the Bernie Madoffs of the world, with Eddie Murphy coming out of hiding as the stereotypical thief. Ben Stiller may be the true king of film comedy
(nl) wrote: Despite excellent performances by Emile Hirsch and Sigourney Weaver, I'm slightly underwhelmed by the situations at hand. The end of the plot certainly leaves more to the imagination - forcing you to think beyond what you thought you knew about each cast member. But the movie does leave a lasting impression.
(au) wrote: good & funny about life's ups & downs...
(de) wrote: I wasn't expecting anything great when I sat down to watch Bringing Down the House. But wow. This movie just SUCKED on so many levels. Number one, and most importantly, where the movie fails is in being unfunny. Painfully unfunny. Every few minutes, swear to God, there's a black joke. "Haha! Those blacks sure are wacky with their crazy lingo and their sassy attitudes!" It made me want to vomit. It feels crassly outdated and unbearably forced. Not to mention the gawd-awful slapstick that rears its ugly head more than a few times. It's just a bunch of shitty fight choreography that makes sense only in the most surreal of cartoon worlds. Number two reason why this movie fails: the plot is cliched beyond words. I was literally calling out lines before they happened. Amateur screenwriters that I go to school with would look at this screenplay and laugh at how childish the plotting is. The film is never really about anything. It's not about racism; the film seems to wholly endorse it, both in the way that ALL blacks are portrayed as lowlifes and ALL whites are portrayed as stuck up racists. But it's funny, so it's ok, right? (Ok, I did laugh pretty hard when the old woman started singing, "Mama, is masa gonna sell us today? You got one laugh out of me, movie. One.)And that score? Holy hell. Who the hell wrote this score? Apparently the same guy who wrote the Mission:Impossible theme. It's cloying, obnoxious, and only makes the movie suffer even further. It's such a shame and a disappointment, mostly because I like the actors. Queen Latifa shouldn't have accepted such a backwards, degrading character to play, and Steve Martin seems like he's just phoning it in. Every character is hollow and uninteresting, though they try a little harder with Latifa's character. Betty White is wasted. Eugene Levy should be embarrassed. The cast chemistry was there, and maybe if the film had narrowed its focus, taken out the racism, and just focused on the only interesting thing about the movie (which was, in my opinion, the prospect of meeting someone you didn't expect who you met on an online chat room), maybe it could have worked. But as it stands, it's just an abysmal effort, and I'm sorry I wasted nearly two hours of my life watching it.
(jp) wrote: Babe 2 captures none of the charm or innocence that made the original so memorable, and it's too dark and violent for its G rating.
(mx) wrote: This movie started strong and reeled me in. But then it just seemed to unravel -- so much so I wondered if it was based on a true story, cause my disbelief couldn't remain suspended
(mx) wrote: clearly an inspiration for several kubrick films. namely barry lyndon and eyes wide shut.
(gb) wrote: For some reason, Spielberg thinks by making the characters in his comedies brain dead stupid will make them more funny. Even Ackroyd, Belushi and Candy couldn't save this Turkey. Then again, he gave Obama a Humanitarian award so stupid is as stupid does I guess LOL
(gb) wrote: Cheesy and almost gay, 'American Ninja' is entertaiment and watchable, just we need to ignore all the clitches and the really stupid scenes.
(gb) wrote: Enjoyed this even more on the second watching a few years later - thrilling, intriguing and touching in equal measure :) Gyllenhaal is excellent as usual, owning the role with his trademark charisma. Apparently there's a sequel now - dare I check it out? :O