- Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
- Trainspotting (1996)
- Rain Man (1988)
- Fatal Attraction (1987)
- Targets (1968)
- An Education (2009)
- Mirror, The (1974)
- Fargo (1996)
- Fight Club (1999)
- Do The Right Thing (1989)
- Report (1967)
- Is "The Sting" The Best Gambling Film Ever Made?
- Pink Flamingos (1972)
- Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943), Or 28 Angry Men
- Rome, Open City (1945)
- Spring in a Small Town (1948)
- Drive (2011)
- Vinyl (1965)
- Seconds (1966)
- Rosemary's Baby (1968)
- A Hollywood Invasion of Casino Halls
- Thin Man, The (1934)
- In The Heat of the Night (1967)
- All In: The Poker Movie, Player’s Best Tricks
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- Lone Star (1996)
- Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
- Slacker (1991)
- Shame (2011) Or Who the Hell is Steve McQueen?
- Wicker Man, The (1973)
The trick of dancing with a pistol on the dance floor is making sure people know it's an extension of your arm, you know, like a lady, otherwise it's just fruity...
Genre: Crime Drama Thriller
Starring: Tom Cruise (Cocktail; Top Gun), Jamie Foxx (Miami Vice; Ray)
Directed By: Michael Mann (Heat; The Last Of The Mohicans)
Overview: When a cab driver agrees to drive someone around all night to make his '6 stops', he find himself accessory to a night of multiple homicides.
I would have thought with his grey sharp coiffe, that Tom Cruise would have been bad. I would have thought that they had chosen Jamie Foxx because he's proven to be able to act without much supervision. I would have thought that the direction would be weak. I think deep down that it was, but the actors don't show it. Great job, especially all the criminals, Tom too.
Personally I found the method of super tight cropping to be distracting, though it also made me realize that this was done on purpose, as a mood enhancing effect. For trying to be art, you get points. For cool stunts and realistic shootout scenes, more points. It's pretty to watch, for sure.
This will astound you. For an action film to have such perfectly human dialogue, interesting topics and imagination sparking ideas is a nice little treasure. There's a scene or two that goes a bit over the top but honestly, this is brilliant. It's not the kind of movie that teaches or leaves you with quotes to remember. It's just really good.
A guy drives a hired killer around while he learns what the murders are all about. The assassin's character development is withdrawn and cold, as it should be, while the taxi driver in a bind starts debating his life plan. A nice approach, good action, and the unceremonious event with the tough LAPD cop guy is a nice touch. Good story.
One entire scene or two was ruined by a little montage with terrible musical accompaniment, all too Nickleback for the scene, a little too 'soft-hardcore' for the demographic, almost as though someone weasled the song into this movie as a special favour. Besides this I must say that the stunts were so realistic (people actually falling) that I found it really believable, as action films go. Good suspense.
Oh look they're gonna do some Han Solo-lookin shit, hoo yeah!
Overall Rating: 82% (Be An Accessory To This One)
Before I decided to tick off the 12th film on my 1001 Movies you Must See Before You Die list, I was apprehensious, very apprehensious. I mean it's like they were just randomly picking movies from the last 2 years to top it up to 1001. Sure Aviator and Million Dollar Baby (the 2005 picks in the Grand Tome) were good, but I was not expecting anything from this one. Still when 60 people make a short list, I guess I should trust em. Must see? Dunno. Good? For sure.