Summer Of Sam details
|Starring:||Anthony LaPaglia, Ben Gazzara, Bebe Neuwirth, John Savage, Michael Badalucco, Spike Lee, Jimmy Breslin, Mira Sorvino, Mark Breland, Patti Lupone, Jennifer Esposito, John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Evander Holyfield|
|Studio:||AVARTO SERVICES LTD. - MGM|
Summer Of Sam
|Run time:||2 hours 16 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Jul 2000|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Summer of Sam - A ReviewBy Samuel L. Crampton from London, England , 19 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Summer of Sam - A compelling and characteristically gritty Spike Lee 'joint' that is as intreaging as it is frustrating. Too many scenes of gripping drama are followed by lazy editing, scenes that simply serve no important purpose, a trade mark of Lee that continues to blighten his otherwise first class film making.
The storey is of a youth that due to new found interests and ambitions becomes seperated and alienated from a group of friends that he has grown up with, much to the dis-liking of the stereo-typically aggressive, drug-dealing, Italian-American New York youths.
Adrian Brodey put's in a strong performance as the mis-guided maverick, that is going about this transition at the same time as there is a serial killer, loose on the Streets of New York, the self proclaimed 'summer of Sam', who targets young blonde women.
There is of course a contraversial love interest, and this coupled with his new found interests and ambitions, including the entertaining of adults of a homosexual nature, lead his former friends, egged on by the insentive of a reward for the capture of 'sam', to believe that the killer is their estranged friend.
As the storey builds to a climatic finale, identities are un-veiled, and truths learnt, with plenty of edge-of-your-seat drama along the way......just a shame it took so un-nesisarily long to get there.
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waste of electricityBy BestMam (24 reviews) , 26 Apr 2013thats all i have to say i turned it off which is something i have never done but i was in too much pain........
Pretty RubbishBy a customer , 05 Jan 2013This film seemed more like a soft porno than anything else with the story of the serial killer in the background. I fell asleep. Give this a miss.
Shame of SpikeBy PapaKinuKinu (8 reviews) from Borth , 02 Aug 2012This is a tiresome clutter with no form, purpose or inspiration. Spike Lee uses the Son of Sam murder spree as a feeble framework for something about nothing. Everyone is too old for their part. He tries to cram punk, Italian sub-mob culture, media hype, social panic and a heatwave into a dischordant swear-fest that only shows the weaknesses in his social commentary. And, of course, he has to also slip the '... if he'd been black...' angle into it, as well as slipping himself and his sister into it for good measure.
A total mess.
Another quality Spike Lee joint.By gingerspike (432 reviews) from Grimsby , 04 May 2012Not as good as Spike Lee's other 'joints' but a quality film nonetheless, retelling the story of a 1970's summer where a serial killer (the Son of Sam) terrorised an Italian-American community in the Bronx, New York. The film could be seen to draw some loose parallels and themes as Spike's other (far superior) joint Do The Right Thing. A very watchable thriller / drama.
Summer of SamBy seabiscuit (38 reviews) from Suffolk , 09 May 2011Hated this film, Couldn't make sense of it, too many f words. turned it off after half an hour, very disappointing.
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