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Felon (Fight Factory)

Featuring: Val Kilmer, Stephen Dorff & Harold Perrineau

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  OMG This movie came out of no where!! :)

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Just happened to be browsing the movie channel one night and come across this amazing movie. One of the best movies ive seen this decade. The acting is brilliant and the storyline is fantasic. I could watch this movie many times.


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9/10 extremely good film, never saw or heard anything about it and then one night I decided to rent it and was not disappointed.

This film will keep you gripped for the entire duration and has some excellent acting, watch out especially for Val Kilmer in his supporting role which is both emotional and powerful.

A very underrated film that deserves much more praise, watch it now!

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  Awesome film

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The film was great, had me on my seat wanting to get involved at some points. But on the other hand made me feel sad on the occasion. A must buy!

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I honestly didn't think this movie would be all that......But i was totaly wrong! I'v always respected the dorf (aside from the britney vid!) and kilmer seems to be doing a lot of quality little films recently so the ingredients were there.Both put in solid performances in a surprisingly deep story.You feel the frustration and pain with dorf throughout and vals character keeps you wanting more..... Don't wanna give anything away so buy it and see for yourself,one of the best (low bud) films i'v seen this year

  Witness the Brutality - Feel The Pain

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Witness the Brutality - Feel The Pain

Wade Porter (Stephen Dorff) is a successful businessman; having just secured a bank loan to expand his thriving construction business, so all in all, life is going really great. He is enjoying the American Dream, sharing it with his girlfriend and son. However their dream becomes a nightmare when Wade unintentionally kills a burglar that had broken into their house in the middle of the night on his lawn. He is sent to trial and accepts a deal proposed by the prosecutor, being sentenced to three years in prison.

However, during the transportation, there is an incident in the bus and Wade is framed and sent to the maximum-security wing under the command of the corrupt Lieutenant Jackson (Harold Perrineau - seen in the series - LOST). From this point on, we see a total transformation of a man who is forced into an appalling callous new world where he has no control over his future.

He is introduced to his cellmate John Smith (Val Kilmer) who was sentenced to life revenging the death of his entire family. John befriends Wade and gives him helpful advice on how to survive in a maximum-security prison and further avoiding the pit-falls of the American penal system - rife with corruption, power crazed guards and repulsion.

The story is extremely well portrayed and by the time the credits start to roll, you are left reflecting on how the correctional system has so many flaws and how it manipulates individuals to become their worst, both as inmates and as guards. However, the film also shows that even in these dire circumstances, there are great acts of humanity and compassion.

This movie is powerful and compelling.

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  What if?

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Falls into the "what if this happened to me" category. Takes you with Dorff through his traumatic and emotional journey through the prison system. His battle to fit in just to survive. Great performance from Stephen Dorff and massive presence from Val Kilmer. More than just a prison movie and not just a guy film. Watched it with my wife and she enjoyed it as much as I did. Good story with quickfire direction. Needs the quiet moments to highlight the violence, this only adds to the realism. A very good film.

  Brilliant, gritty film

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Title doesn't inspire. This film has not really been promoted in the UK so I didn't know what to expect. This is a really gritty film which has you on the edge of your seat throughout! The lead character starts off quite skinny but you can see his body developing shape & muscle throughout the film.........!!! As a lady, I found this an added bonus! Overall,, I would guess this film would primarily appeal to men because it's raw (no Hollywood glitz & gloss). It is however, a brilliant film - a must to buy!


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Suprisingly good film, I wasn't sure what to expect initially and had not heard much about it. The film moves at a good pace, the actors perform well and the direction I think is good. Good performances from the main cast. If you like prison dramas or films that make you think a little then i recommend you watch Felon.