Gangster's Paradise - Jerusalema details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Daniel Buckland, Robert Hobbs, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Motlatsi Mahloko|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, World Cinema|
Gangster's Paradise - Jerusalema
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||30 Aug 2010|
|Main languages:||English, Afrikaans|
Most helpful review
Gangster LandBy Rayhan (1 review) from newcastle upon tyne , 22 Nov 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]Lucky Kunene is a Gangster, the film is wiked, great storyline, great lines, overall worth watching ..... ''through every riches theres always a crime''
- Was this review helpful to you?
- (1) Yes |
- No (1)
Best African Blockbuster MovieBy Wormy (20 reviews) from Edinburgh , 23 Mar 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideAn enthralling insight into downtown Jo'burg's notorious crime syndicates. A tale of a poor boy's escape from desperation and poverty into a glitzy underworld of crime and riches.
Provocative stuffBy RJNeb2 (1017 reviews) from London , 10 May 2012Although weve been down these gangster mean streets before, theyve generally been American ones, so it feels quite different heading down them again, only this time into the darker and dingier corners of Johannesburg. Theres a freshness and vitality at work here even if the story is pretty much what one would expect. But the film is quite clear in depicting that this is not really the life our anti-hero chose it was the only one really left open to him. And try as he might to make himself respectable (something that being a slumlord property thief is not really going to do), he doesnt have much option either in how its going to play out.
Robbing hoodBy mypreshus (11 reviews) from Chelmsford , 02 May 2012A fictionalised look at the rise and ultimate fall of a real South African crime lord which comes across as considerably less than condemning. Well acted and with a gritty realistic style but with flashes of humour. The villain presented himself, at least initially, as a Robin Hood character, and to some extent the film accepts this as he turns the tables on the corrupt, exploitative White society. For English viewers certain parts of the plot could do with more explanation, but overall it's an interesting watch.
Law, order, and social justiceBy ManchesterMike (22 reviews) , 31 Dec 2011A violent introduction to life in South Africa, following the rise of an uneducated boy from petty crime to crime boss with a social conscience. This film portrays the complex nature of modern South African society and explores the nature of law, order, and social justice. Don't watch if you've a weak stomach, as there's plenty of violence too.
Kept me gluedBy Otwom (3 reviews) from Cardiff , 07 Nov 2011Keeps you glued. Very realistic movie,displays the predicament most people face in the third works countries. I would watch to again.