Tuesday, January 10, 2012

After Hours

An interesting film from the great director Martin Scorsese that is not very remembered or noticed. The style Scorsese uses in this movie is cool and different then what he normally does. By the way the movie is shot and the situations you are put in as an audience, you literally feel the anxiety. I got anxious during the entire film which is rather short, especially for Scorsese, but it feels long due to the tremendous amount of emotional stress you endure through. The plot sounds simple; a man has the worst night of his life in the underbelly of New York City, this is a lot crazier then you could ever imagine. I enjoyed the movie but it is not great. If you are a Scorsese fanatic you will enjoy seeing his use of style to create tension. Unfortunately, there is real no underlying theme or message behind it accept that the world is crazy but  cannot complain. The fact that a director can follow up "Raging Bull" and "The King of Comedy" with a decent film is a spectacular achievement and Scorsese continues to make epic and fantastic movies. He is one of the greatest directors of our time, if not the greatest.

3 out of 5 Stars

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