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The film's basic message--that hate is learned and can be unlearned--is expressed through Derek's kid brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), whose sibling hero-worship increases after Derek is imprisoned (or, in Danny's mind, martyred) for the killing of two black men. Lacking Derek's gift of rebel rhetoric, Danny is easily swayed into the violent, hateful lifestyle that Derek disowns during his thoughtful time in prison. Once released, Derek struggles to save his brother from a violent fate, and American History X partially suffers from a mix of intense emotions, awkward sentiment, and predictably inevitable plotting. And yet British director Tony Kaye (who would later protest against Norton's creative intervention during post-production) manages to juggle these qualities--and a compelling clash of visual styles--to considerable effect. No matter how strained their collaboration may have been, both Kaye and Norton can be proud to have created a film that addresses the issue of racism with dramatically forceful impact. --Jeff Shannon
Before watching this film I was a bit skeptical. After the film ended to be honest it left me in a state of contemplation. I began to analyse my own racial beliefs. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Sam baker
This is a very good movie one of The best I've seen but it's a pretty hard one to watch or listen to if you don't like some of the bad language but a great storyPublished 4 days ago by zack
"Great Seller,Would Bid On Your Products' Again.".Thanks'.Five Stars.AAA+++!!!!!Published 5 days ago by David Kohls
Great movie, looks so much better than the first time I saw it on VHS!Published 8 days ago by Tim Case
This movie is rated as one of the top 100 greatest films ever made for a reason. This movie is as relevant today, as it was when it first came out. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Sgt. Solomon
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You are a liberal for liking this movie!!!
I can't believe some of the garbage a few reviews are spewing. Probably the same ones that voted Bush into the White House. Good job!
Anyways, agreed. This movie is incredible. One of my all time favorites.
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no new features but for 15.00 worth the upgrade
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