Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Newton Boys (1998)

An American crime comedy directed by Richard Linklater, starring Matthew McCoonaughey, Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio.
A team of brothers rob banks. They get a list of banks with a certain kind of safe that is easy to open from a banker. One of them starts a relationship with a woman who attends the counter at a newspaper stand.
This was not too shabby. The plot was relatively simple, but played out quite well. I liked the interviews with the real Newton brothers during the end credits to wrap things up nicely. The characters were all acted very well and the dialogue seemed natural. There were a few montage scenes and songs that broke things up a little. All of the video was made very well. I could tell that they were thinking how to get good shots and creative camera angles all the way through. The audio was not the best. It was standard issue "too wide a dynamic range" with characters whispering and then loud music. Overall, a decent flick with pretty good production. I rate this adequate. You might want to check it out.

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