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In David Mamet’s cinema, nothing is as it seems—so you better know what you’re looking for. Unfortunately, the protagonist of Mamet’s nightmarish urban odyssey Homicide, inner-city police detective Bobby Gold (Joe Mantegna), is as bewildered about who he is as who (or what) he’s after. Gold’s investigation, following the murder of an elderly Jewish candy-shop owner, leads him down a path of obscure encounters and clues, as well as profound reckoning with his own self and identity. Filled with Mamet’s trademark verbal play and featuring standout supporting performances from William H. Macy, Ving Rhames, and Rebecca Pidgeon, Homicide is a taut, rich work from a true American original.
Really thoughtful drama, with lots of character. A murder investigation that turns into self-examination of belief and motives.Published 13 months ago by Berigan Taylor
One of Mamet's very best. Mantegna and Macy are at their best in this gritty, complicated crime flick. Will have you on the edge of your seat.Published 14 months ago by Sanford Lord
Really there is no reason why this story should have been told, because really there is no story here. Read morePublished 22 months ago by That's Life
Excellent David Mamet film! Better than House of Cards but not as good as Glengarry Glenn Ross! Joe Montegna is good as always!Published 22 months ago by ShoGunslinger
Mind, reasoning mind serves detectives. Detectives serve their bosses often in seeming low level cases. Read morePublished on June 2, 2013 by minorwork
While I can't review the DVD I bought because there are no English subtitles and I asked for them because I am deaf, I can guarantee that Homicide is an excellent film and David... Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by robin hardy
11/12: After seeing and being impressed with House of Games, I went to The Spanish Prisoner and liked it too. Read more
No matter what movie comes on on DVD, somebody is going to say, "Horrible DVD, like a VHS, horrible quality DVD."
This transfer is excellent. Read more