Tougher than Shaft and smoother than Superfly, this high-voltage sequel to Black Caesar explodes with enough action to incinerate New York City. Packed with machine-gun mayhem and riveting adventure, Hell Up in Harlem is nothing less than a modern-day tribute to the classic 30s gangster film. Fred Williamson is Tommy Gibbs, a fearless, bulletproof tough guy who blasts his way from the gutter to become the ultimate soul brother boss. Tommy steals a ledger with the name of every crooked cop and man in the city. Enlisting the aid of his father and an army of Harlem hoods, Gibbs goes from defense to offense, launching a deadly attack on his enemies that sets off a violent chain reaction from Harlem all the way to the Caribbean, climaxing in one of the hottest turf-war shoot-outs in Hollywood history.
Amir M (mx) wrote: Like PERSEPOLIS, but not as good, an interesting portrait of dictatorship seen through the eyes of a child.
Janssen M (it) wrote: Did Treach ever shoot that bitch? Because I wanted him to.
steve c (ca) wrote: what a crappy ending to a great show. it was nice to see old faces from previous seasons but the writing was just shabby. even andre braugher couldn't save it.
Jacob B (jp) wrote: This is a movie Timmy picked out... sorry Timmy, horrible movie!!!
Sean P (ca) wrote: Fantastic, heartfelt film. It's been another one of my favorites for years.
Chanel W (jp) wrote: As an Elvis fanatic who is often very critical of Elvis impersonators and actors who choose to protray Elvis, I can honestly say I was impressed and moved by Dale Midkiff as Elvis (though the wigs in part two were horrific and hilarious). This movie showed the Elvis we all love and a darker side too, I think it brings us closer to the man we all think we knew.
Boris M (jp) wrote: Fun and funny to watch.
Rick Q (ru) wrote: john ford's "sergerant rutledge" is highly entertaining, has some fine performances, and very welcomed oddly placed humor. the film's ending feels a bit rushed and forced, but it doesn't really take much away from the rest of the movie.
Barbara C (gb) wrote: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple=trifecta. I've seen this many times and with a fresh watch thanks to TCM on demand, I think I like it even better now. The picnic scene is especially good.
JD (fr) wrote: Though this movie had a pretty weak cast, the movie still had a smart script and a decent story. I really wanted to enjoy this movie, but I just couldn't seem to get into it like other people could. I think the reason for that is, is because the movie had some weak actors in it. The lead Timothy Hutton plays the main character Willie and honestly he has got to be the most boring character in this movie, trust he doesn't do anything interesting and he doesn't even give us one joke. Matt Dillon plays the friend Tommy and he also sucked in this movie, again not funny and uninteresting. Noah Emmerich and Michael Rapaport play the other friends Michael and Paul and these two are a little bit better than the two other guys because they do give us some funny dialogue at times, but even they still bored me at times and there performances weren't at all top notch. Now as for the woman they weren't much different Uma Thurman plays a very dry and motionless person in the movie, Rosie O'Donnell plays a loud mouth bitch that you can't stand and Miro Sorvino does try to save the movie with her decent performance but unfortunately she's too small of a character to lift the movie up. I really think what saves this movie big time was Natalie Portman. She plays a thirteen year old little girl in this movie and it's sad to say she is way better than anyone in this movie because her performance was pretty damn good, so I think that's pretty embarrassing for the cast because they all got out staged by a little girl. Now anyways about the story, the story is not half bad, it's about a guy who comes back for his High school reunion and when he comes back he runs into a lot of his old friends and he starts catching up with them and he learns all about what there all going through and learns that they all have big issues. So yeah the story is pretty generic and pretty cliched if you ask me, but it still holds up which is more than I can about some movies. Now the biggest thing that makes this movie not a complete waste of time is probably the script, Scott Rosenberg writes a very clever script with lots of great dialogue and great character development. It's just too bad this movie picked a bad cast to play in this movie, if they would have gotten better actors this movie would have been so much better, but whatever the movie was okay I wouldn't buy it or anything but I could probably watch it again.
Michael S (mx) wrote: Martin Lawrence's grossly unfunny attempt at a "Mrs. Doubtfire" is downright insulting in its stupidity.
Natalie A (us) wrote: Used to find the guy in it so cute when I was a kid. Love his British accent too.
Colton C (fr) wrote: Just wait for the end.
Mitchell N (ca) wrote: Has its moment, but relies on silly faces and voices too much.