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Brutal. Provocative. Chilling. Terrifying. Words such as these flow through the viewer's head as they watch Norton's portrayal of a reformed white supremacist (the black and white flashbacks are the... Read more scariest). Racism has never been tackled and never will be tackled as well as it is in this excellent film.
Excellent movie though disterbing veiw of the rac ist culture that still exists today .
Hm yes, not... bad, but the problem with racial supremacists is that they tend to be as retarded as their worldviews, and thus very dull. Ever been dazzled by a skinhead's sizzling rhetoric or magnetic personality? Me either! Yawn.
I thought this was a good movie. Considering this could have degenerated into nothing but violence and no story, this actually did concentrate on the story and the message. Not a heavyweight, but good all the same.
After watching this all the way through, I found this a complete & utter waste of time. Preachy, dull, predictable and oh-so-patronizing. Racism is a scourge we absolutely need to eliminate, but wow... Read more this movie is some heavy-handed s***. It really goes over the top in its efforts to insult the audience. I generously gave it a half-star because it appears to have been genuinely educational to some (the last remaining sheltered hausfrau)?
As one who has spent time among the culture portrayed in this film, I can say that these folks may be ignorant but they aren't stupid. They've seen this film too, and the tv-family-hour approach does not impress them.
The only people who rank this highly seem to be the starry-eyed SJWs, who are not the ones who need to get the message. The irony is that those who do need to hear the message won't watch this because it is so blatantly condescending & moral. Not to mention wooden acting, uninspired directing and flat dialogue to boot.
Preachy. Give it a miss if you are not a Norton fan - possibly his best role and performance.
Not sure about this one - a bit predictable - and not all that believable as not so sure skinheads actually ever grow up.
A very compelling story. If only 'racism' wasn't a word.
Fantastic movie -one you MUST watch before you die. Although it's violent and at times hard to watch because of that, it is compelling, raw and very real.
The relationship Derek forms with Lamont... Read more (his jail buddy) is the start of his mind opening up to people without colour and I love how the movie represents this.
Brilliant acting by all and I love the Abraham Lincoln quote at the end of the film that Danny reads. Poignant.
Really enjoyed it, as far as one can enjoy a film that touches on racial prejudice, violence, suggestible youths, prison and trying to do right in an evil world.