Dark Streets 2008 R CC

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(9) IMDb 4.6/10
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A dazzling film about a nightclub owner who gambles everything when he looks deeper into his father's death.

Starring:
Gabriel Mann, Bijou Phillips
Runtime:
1 hour 25 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Dark Streets

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Rachel Samuels
Starring Gabriel Mann, Bijou Phillips
Supporting actors Izabella Miko, Elias Koteas, Jarreth J. Merz, Michael Fairman, Toledo Diamond, Jordi Caballero, Tracy Phillips, Mike Muscat, Kimberly Sanders, David Aldridge, Noel Arthur, Sybil Azur, Marina Benedict, Luna Rocio Cantale, Gigi Chavoshi, Samuel Bliss Cooper, Pat Crawford Brown, Palmer Davis
Studio Samuel Goldwyn
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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The singing and acting are great.
mayzey
There is no believable plot here - actually no plot at all other than some broad comic-book strokes.
R. Schultz
The costumes were gorgeous and the dances excellent.
vonnieg

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Alfred Johnson on September 1, 2009
Format: DVD
Admittedly it is tough, very tough to make a modern film noir in color that gives that gritty feel of something like Bogart and Bacall in the 1940s classic age of film noir in the "Big Sleep". And this small film doesn't try to do that. However, its does have a very bluesy feel to it as advertised. The plot line is a familiar one of a good guy (here in the guise of a debt-ridden nightclub owner dealing with his father's mysterious death) of greed , intrigue and treachery, in this case involving the nefarious doings of covering up a crime in the process of cornering the electric market of an obviously corrupt and wide open city (and state). The dialogue is also somewhat stilted. One would think that such a combination calls for a thumbs down. Not so. Why? Go back to that bluesy feel. From the two fetching femme fatale torch singers who vie for said night club owner's attentions, to the chorus girls doing, well doing their thing, to the black dancer/singer/narrator who holds the whole thing together (and puts on amazing Michael Jackson-like song and dance performances to boot). And here's the topper- a sound track with the likes of Etta James and Doctor John in the back. My friends, this is a no-brainer in these quarters.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By R. Schultz VINE VOICE on January 7, 2010
Format: DVD
This film is like being cast back into the smoke and arty obscurantism of an open-mike poetry reading in the hippie 1960's. Actually, the action is supposedly set in a sort of mythical 1930's. The narrator of the film is a "blues man" who doubles as an announcer/acrobat at a New Orleans nightclub. He tries to draw us into the smoke rings with labored profundities about life and the blues.

But it's all just too much pretentiousness and strained portentousness. In his basso bourbon voice, the narrator does deliver one or two telling lines, such as "They say the meek inherit the earth. But usually, they just end up under the earth." For the most part though, his utterances are labored reaches after philosophical, dramatic import.

There is no believable plot here - actually no plot at all other than some broad comic-book strokes. There are ruthless villains who seek to control the City by controlling the electrical power supply. There are slinky chanteuses. You have to hope the style will become the story. But since the film is shot through such heavy filters and consequently is so dark and murky that it's hard to see anything on the screen, even the style usually gets lost.

The DVD jacket vaunts the movie for its music - for the blues singers featured on it, such as Etta James. But if you want music, get just the music. Why wade through this pretense of a plot to get there?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Johnny on June 2, 2011
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LOVED THIS movie!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was not disappointed at all in this movie. the plot, photography and soundtrack,,,,,,,,,The soundtrack was UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of the best movies I've seen!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vonnieg on April 10, 2012
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I enjoyed the movie. The costumes were gorgeous and the dances excellent. The underlying plot intriguing...the ending...well buy the movie...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mayzey on October 28, 2011
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This is a good movie with a great sound track. The singing and acting are great. Bijou Phillips is so beautiful.
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