The City Stands Trial

The City Stands Trial

Turn-of-the-century Naples. Salvatore Ruotolo and his wife are murdered and their bodies are found in different locations. Since the evidence points to a crime by the Neapolitan crime ...

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:103 minutes
  • Release:1952
  • Language:Italian
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:murder,   italy,   1900s,  

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Turri V (mx) wrote: Funny and chaotic. Clooney and Pitt are laughs as a couple of dimwitts. Malkovich is great as an arrogant alcoholic. All the story lines converge in the maddness of this light and absurd comedy.

Garwin S (ag) wrote: This movie's enough to make a feminist of even the most diehard misogynist - even me.

Mereie d (mx) wrote: It makes a nice change to see a movie which uses typical eighties elements in an amusing rather than an annoying way. Stormy Monday is full of neon lights, night club life as we remember it from twenty years ago, contemporary fashion and hairdos, arrogant yuppies and other sleazy business types, synthesizer background music, and so on and so forth. Another element I liked a lot in this movie is the use of free jazz, both as a story element and as background music to support the flow of events ?? not very eighties, but still (perhaps the jazz must be regarded as a blessing in disguise, who knows). Furthermore I liked the actors ?? especially Tommy Lee Jones, who is a valuable contribution to almost any movie, and Sting, who surprised me with his excellent acting qualities. There is only one problem I had with this movie, and I??m sorry to say it is rather vital: the simple plot and (in connection with that) the film??s inability to get to the point. The opening sequence shows us several different people who all seem to be up to something and whom one expects to get together at some point to do major things together. I was dying to know what major things these would be. Unfortunately, after a good 30 minutes, I was still dying to find out, for nothing much had happened yet. And the things that happened eventually were not that special at all, which could also be said about the backgrounds of the characters. I had the expectation Bean and Griffith had some shady past, but they turned out to be just some guys trying to make their way in the world like anybody else. Even Griffith??s connection with Tommy Lee Jones was not that shady. In my opinion, the scriptwriter could have made much more of Stormy Monday, which has the makings of a great film indeed.

Kyle M (ru) wrote: This is a good film about an endearing friendship. The captain and Dersu are both likable, and the film hosts some impressive visuals. All in all, good Kurosawa. I would put this on the high side of the 4 rating. It's a film that I think may gain even more affection upon rewatches.

stefano l (us) wrote: Ho conosciuto i film di Mario Monicelli solo dopo che morto...non che scoprirli 2 giorni prima mi avrebbe cambiato la vita sia chiaro. In ogni caso, c' da essere non poco raccapricciati a pensare che questi capolavori, siano stati da base per le pessime commedie che ogni regista italiano si mette in testa di fare. Senza volgarit, con un po' di humor nero e pochi altri elementi, si riesce a costruire un film piacevole, divertente e che lascia soddisfatti.

David L (au) wrote: Holiday Inn has weaker characters and story, but the music is amazing with most of the songs being superb, charming and catchy. It is well acted, the dance routines are phenomenal and the film is inherently charming and heartwarming while also having a good sense of humor.

Logan M (au) wrote: More irritating than the Kangaroo Song is annoyingly catchy, the unacceptable "Big Daddy" sees Adam Sandler at his meanest.

Jamie H (fr) wrote: Lets be honest, shall we. Stories have been told since the beginning of man(and the last time I checked also of late)--they are always going to be around no matter what. The same thing goes for violence,catastrophe,fear,strife,murder and death. Can it truly be said that one's story of violence or catastrophe is superior to another's. Well logically, no. It is way to easy to accept ones deeply ingrained aspect of culture and history as superior to anothers . But it's much harder to believe that anybody elses cultural upbringing is of the same relevancy as one's own. This being said, its no wonder how even the best and worst, in all of us, still deal with the most basic of all questions. And once that question is either answered or ignored. We still have the most basic of dilemmas to deal with. But one universal force always comes at play in the end. You see no matter what our beliefs,doctrine,creeds or ideologies are. Power supersedes anything and everything.