American History X details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||W, Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Avery Brooks, Elliott Gould, William Russ, Ethan Suplee|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||As part of your package, November Picks|
American History X
|Run time:||1 hour 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Oct 1999|
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Fantastic acting, but ultimately a messBy a customer from Plumstead, London , 17 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I'll watch anything with Ed Norton in it, and once again he doesn't disappoint. He's utterly brilliant as the bitter son of a fireman murdered in the course of duty - by a black man.
This movie is wonderful to look at: hardly surprising, considering it was directed by Tony 'Guiness adverts' Kaye.
Of course, the problems with the movie caused international headlines, when Ed Norton took away final cut from Mr Kaye.
First time I watched this, the acting and the look blew me away. But on second viewing you realise it's intellectually threadbare. The third act, where Norton is saved from a future as a white supremacist by a wise, funny and hideously cliched black saint is laughable.
Why is it so laughable? Well, the Norton character is an *intellectual* Nazi. He's not a thug, he's a political philosopher, and a very articulate one at that. For my money, the only thing that could change his mind would be intellectual argument and hard evidence. Instead, he becomes a born-again liberal just because someone from a different ethnic group is kind to him. Sorry, but in the context of the first two acts, that doesn't hold water.
Still, it's definitely worth watching, for the acting alone; and it's a good movie in that it provokes debate afterward. Provided you watch it with friends, of course...
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American nazi........flippin amazingBy pazza1970 (8 reviews) , 15 Dec 2012One of the best films of all time in my view. Rented this not knowing what it was going to be like but was then left telling everyone to rent this incredible film. Edward Norton is pure quality as a neo nazi. Go rent and enjoy.
brilliant filmBy a customer , 06 Dec 2012brilliant film amazeing acting through out the hole film edward norton is scary to watch in the violence scenes a must see
A must see movieBy Hamepages (22 reviews) , 06 Dec 2012Stunning. Ed norton is nothing short of amazing. Don't know how I missed out on the film until now but really glad to have found it.
watch itBy samengland (1 review) , 22 Nov 2012jeeeeesus absolutely gripping must watch almost cried Boys its not a sissy film at all just watch it its a classic youl remember
The acting is simply superb, and in Norton's case, chillingBy rutland (23 reviews) , 22 Nov 2012I have seen this film many times and it is probably one of the most intense and sad dramas you will ever watch. The acting is simply superb, and in Norton's case, chilling. Recommended, but do not expect a happy ending.