|Starring:||Maria Conchita Alonso, Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Courtney Gains|
|Run time:||2 hours 7 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Jul 2001|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, English, French, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
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Any Colors You LikeBy klauski from west sussex , 18 Oct 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Although lacking much plot, this is a highly effective and involving pseudo-documentary, which studies the grim realities of gang warfare in LA.
It avoids all the cliches of Hollywood movie-making, offering a downbeat portrayal of the purposeleness and disengagement of the American young underclass, and the opportunity this provides for a life of senseless and arbitrary violence, fuelled partly by drugs but also by boredom and a lack of purpose.
This harrowing study of low life crime is superbly framed by the impossible task of the police in providing some sort of meaningful or effective response. Robert Duvall is once again superb as the experienced and wise older cop, who sees the need to form some sort of relationship with these aimless young people; and he is partnered by a young Sean Penn, who gives one of his best ever performances as the younger man, ready to mete out discipline and hard justice to people he sees as low-life lawbreakers.
Hopper, always a ranting and nervily mannered actor, shows again his restraint when he is behind the camera, producing a subtle and thoughtful film.
Well worth digging this one out in the light of such recent offerings as "Traffic" and "Training Day", with both of which it compares very well indeed.
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Copz N The HoodBy ArrogantDuck (69 reviews) , 08 Aug 2013Pre-dating Boyz N The Hood by a couple of year's, Colors tells a similar story from the perspective of LAPD cops attempting to calm the hostilities between rival gangs in the Los Angeles suburbs. This is possibly the movie which gave Sean Penn his bad boy image and his on-screen duo with Robert Duvall is a good-cop, bad-cop partnership which, while cliched, does work very well. Considering this is directed by Dennis Hopper, I was perhaps expecting a grittier thriller, but it was still a decent watch and still has relevance 25 years later.
Really datedBy Harv (40 reviews) from London , 10 Aug 2009The first film based on L.A gangs. It's a shame as I remember it being good but it's really dated. There are much better films that deal with the same subject that came after.
NOT BADBy scorpion (538 reviews) from Mexborough , 15 Jun 2009ROBERT DUVAILL PLAYS A GOOD PART IN THIS THRILLER NOT BAD
colorsBy a customer from Boston , 02 Feb 2009love this film, always have done since being a kid. shows the problems america is having with street gangs but in a film. old but very good!!
You GOTTA SEE THISBy a customer from KT15 Addlestone , 01 Dec 2008MUST SEE FILM
ALL ABOUT THE STREET
ONE OF THE BEST
GIVE IT A GO
YOU WONT BE DISAPOINTED