Mean Streets (1973)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Movie explores the lower level of New York mafia with street-bosses and caporegimes.
2) An almost amateur gangster feature film from Martin Scorsese which is no doubt heavily influential in this genre for future films.

 

Cons –

 

1) Dark cinematography, under developed characters and boring screenplay

 

Quote –

 

Martin Scorsese: You don’t make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it.

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Dirty Grandpa (2016)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Henry Zebrowski & Mo Collins as Buddy Cop Duo

 

Cons –

 

1) One of those movie where you know the entire story just after watching the trailer.
2) Full of middle-school humor and it’s a forgettable one-time watch
3) Aubrey Plaza as Lenore – Why she agreed to do this cheap-ass American Pie rip-off is the big question.Actresses tends to do such role on their debut not after getting established.
4) As far as De Niro is concerned, it appears he just wants to have fun by making such silly comedies.It won’t hurt his legacy anyway.

 

 

Quote –

 

Dick Kelly: Party till you’re pregnant!

The Intern (2015)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 
N/A

 

Cons –

 

1) It’s neither Devil’s Wears Prada nor As Good As It Gets.
2) Robert De Niro is the title character but mid-way the central story shifts to the relation of Anne Hathaway and Anders Holm which is preposterous for a movie goer like me who is here only for Bobby.
3) Not a single memorable scene.Absolutely avoidable.
4) Anders Holm as Matt – bad casting for an important role.
5) Movie is full of predicatable and stereotypical characters.

 
Quote –

 
Fiona: Sitting is the new smoking.

The Comedian (2016)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Treat of watching 3 stalwarts : De Niro, DeVito, Keitel.
2) Some great comic bits delivered by De Niro

 
Cons –

 

1) There is no story. The love-story sub-plot is not helping either.
2) Some great sequences but if you add them together the outcome is mediocre.

 
Quote –

 
Jackie Burke : Did I hear a “but”? I thought I heard a “but.”