The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club

The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:127 minutes
  • Release:1984
  • Language:English,Italian
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:dance,   based on novel,   band,  

The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


The Cotton Club torrent reviews

Ryan M (fr) wrote: Low budget dance film. Cute premise with not very good dancing and after school special acting.

William M (nl) wrote: Given that it is a direct to DVD film, it has spectacular slapstick, overall decent acting, and a hint that the Home Alone franchise will never run it's course.

Leigh H (nl) wrote: Why is it, when you wait so very long to see a movie that holds great expectations, more often than not you are only left severely disappointed? The Man with the Iron Fists belongs to a category of film I absolutely love, a genre of martial arts mixed with fantasy i.e.: House of Flying Daggers; Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. I really thought this film after seeing it's trailer would fall into the category, so very mistaken was I.Rza (the rapper) wrote, directed and stared in this atrocity to the genre. The story is a common one, little village filled with martial art warriors each with their own technique to bludgeoned and murder their unfortunate victims. The Blacksmith (Rza) is the creator of all of these weapons and his one goal is to get out of the village and rescue his concubine from the Pink Blossom where she is hired to entertain. The Blacksmith for a very long time has made unusual and very over the top weapons for the two tribes that reside within Jungle Village even though they don't get along. Meanwhile the Emperors gold has been stolen and every warrior, gun for hire and assassin will kill for the rights to call it their own.The film begins as they usually do with a big martial art battle to set the scene and show the good from the bad The Jackals and The Lions being the two groups, suddenly rap music sung/spoken or whatever the hell you want to call it is blasted over the top. I felt the heckles on the back of my neck stand on end all in one instance, it didn't fit the scene and certainly didn't add anything constructive to the goings on. Follow that with some terrible voice over acting by Rza himself and already I could feel the seat I was in begin to lose its comfort factor, it was going to be a long film.Perhaps I am far too set in my traditional ways, being a film endorsed by Quintin Tarantino should I really expect anything but the unknown! Then again with what he has produced over the years why wouldn't I expect another spaghetti/martial arts western style mash up?What did follow for the next 30 mins or so is a lot of blood splattering, broken bones, outrageous scenes and the weapons to match, as well as some absolutely dreadful acting. (Rza I'm looking at you mate) Enough of a train wreck to warrant me a bathroom break anyway. However for the next hour I was pretty much hooked, the story began to take form and some real actors were introduced to the screen, actors I actually appreciate and admire. Russell Crowe is very cartoonish as Jack Knife but he does get some fantastic scenes and has a great character to play. Lucy Lui is another one of my favorites, and here she doesn't let me down again as Madam Blossom at the Pink Blossom. Even Pam Grier has a cameo. Bryan Mann does a fantastic impression of David Bowie from Labyrinth with his manga inspired hair and costumes but is very over the top as Silver Lion, not that I feel in a bad way.The choreography of the fight scenes was brilliant as were the set designs and costumes. I did get the feeling I had seen this village before in another film but that only added to the story for me. If Rza stayed behind the camera and filled the lead with.... Anyone but him, I honestly believe this film would be brilliant, unfortunately though, if I haven't made it very clear, Rza is the one problem, his acting skills both on screen and as a voice over. They have left the ending quite purposely ready for a sequel, I really hope Rza gets some advice and listens before he attempts it once again.Rza does his best with his directorial debut trying very hard to emulate Quintin Tarantino unfortunately he just doesn't have skill or knowhow of the master film maker. Perhaps he thought after Django Unchained he would know enough. The Man with the Iron Fists is a fun, over the top bloody mess, something to watch when there is nothing else on. Well worth seeing at least once in my opinion.2 out 5 BanShee Screams.X#themanwiththeironfists

Antti Q (jp) wrote: Not sure how many times I laughed, lost count between 0 and 1. The second half of the star from boobies.

Alfin N (fr) wrote: Interesting topic, but the story couldn't carry us beyond the obvious 'Yes', 'No', and 'Too confused' stereotypes.Oh, by the way, the filmmaker is a 'Taxi Driver' fan :)

Grey R (fr) wrote: One of the most powerful films I have ever seen in my life.

Gilles E (mx) wrote: Un vieux film parmis d'autres pas vu que je dois avoir depuis 5-6 ans. Je ne savait mme plus de quoi a parlait, ni qui jouait dedans, j'ai dailleurs jamais d le savoir car c'est (C)tonnant que j'ai un film avec Gackt et Hyde (RIP)de X-Japan en plus, les 2 stars adul (C) des pisseuses. Apr (C)s avoir compris au bout de 40 minute qu'il y'avait une histoire de vampire (j'ai pas du faire attention plus tt), le tout devenait un peu plus compr (C)hensible et au final ce n'est pas trop mal.

Scott S (fr) wrote: Ran across this movie one Saturday morning when not feeling well and forgot how much I loved it. This movie was the precursor to all that is Glee. Daniel Letterle is great in the lead role. In many ways the movie is kind of "campy" but it's why I liked it. Why wasn't high school band camp like this?

Daisy M (it) wrote: Baran" is a simple, human, beautiful, touching, wonderful story. Exposing the situation of the Afghans refugees in Iran, after the Sovjet invasion, their civil war and the Taliban regime, this film also gives a lesson of humanity, sympathy and generosity. The actors and actresses have very realistic performances, showing an excellent direction and the character Baran does not speak any word along the story, using only her facial expression to disclose her inner feelings. And the sacrifice of Lateef to please the family of "Baran" shows a pure and platonic love. BARAN is another excellent film that qualifies as one more of the finest Iranian dramas. Off course from Majid Majidi. Who else?

Jayden (us) wrote: this is a really good movie!

Bill B (au) wrote: Gave this one a re-watch off the To-Watch Pile, and I can honestly say that they don't make movies like this one anymore. Love the flipped channel concept, cycling through all the bad television tropes of the '80s and the bad movies that hit re-runs around that time. Well worth a rental if you've never seen it.

Scott W (gb) wrote: A really great movie

Greg S (fr) wrote: Hamada, the #3 killer with the rice-sniffing fetish, finds himself in trouble with the Organization after he falls in love with a woman with a death wish. BRANDED drips with 60s cool and is a near-perfect work of neo-surrealism in that, although the details often don't make sense, the big picture always does. Contains the memorable scenes of Hamada assassinating a man by shooting up a drainpipe and botching a hit when a butterfly lands on his gun barrel.

Jareth S (au) wrote: Good cinematography, but 'priest's faith is tested' blah blah blah. I'm going to recommend Bergman's excellent WINTER LIGHT to you instead.

Ayushman S (au) wrote: Solidly aggressive and bloodier than it already seems, Pete Travis uplifts the venerable character using a strong cast and a fiercely powerful script.

JohnnyLee T (nl) wrote: Assured, smart, multi-character comedy. Manages to stay consistently intriguing and connected. Great use of music. Meaning of it all may not be immediately obvious, but the comedy is clever and the cast, cameos included, are wonderful. In a word, enjoyable.

Simon D (ag) wrote: I don't think this is as bad as you are led to believe. It won a razzle award for worst film but it's really not that bad. I've seen a lot worse with better reputations. There is quite a lot of low quality comedy in this and all the cast are looking well past it. The story is a bit freaky too, with Kirk going up against his most impressive opponent yet, God!!!