|10.26.07||Internet|| Watching this after filtering through so many Oliver Stone movies is not a good idea. I would've loved to see Stone do this movie because I think he would've pulled it off. As it is now, keeping my bias against Ridley Scott in mind, it's just ok. It never quite came together 100% for me and I thought a lot of it wasn't quite explained as well as it should've been and for seeing so many HBO faces I would've liked a little more Wire-esque procedure but oh well. It's a big story and lots of familiar faces are in it and he spent a lot on 70s music.|
The very end should've been a much better button because 1991's NYC was no better off in terms of drug abuse but for completely different reasons. I think that's what they were going for with the Public Enemy song but... it didn't hit hard enough.
Anyway, I don't really have much to say about this. As a crime movie it's pretty familiar but also nice to see new york in the 70s again, even if it means bad wigs and a pat soundtrack.