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The Narrows [Blu-ray]
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The story follows our twentysomething (Zegers) as he lives with his crippled dad (D'Onofrio) in Brooklyn while working for a car service run by a small-time mobster. The only significant difference between this and the Heart of the Old Country (The Narrows) would be he has the added aspiration of being a photographer, which in itself sets the style of film making. That being lots of picture work being still-shot into the storyline and multiple lens colorings/scene changes, including black & white, sepia, chroma, yellow and a few others. The line follows his struggles with his dad, being owned by the mob, finding love, finding his art in photography - and staying alive.
The BD quality is excellent at times, mediocre in other sequences, but that lens change and digital camera feel were on purpose so I do not fault it with a lower rating. The opening CGI sequence of shifting from a bullet to a football looked pristine - nice reference point right off. The DTS worked fine but gets used very little to the outer channels. The amount of clarity degradations would normally make me rate this Blu lower, but it all serves a purpose and the majority of sequences show NY in excellent 1080.Read more ›
I have never seen Kevin Zegers (playing the lead role of Mike Manadaro) before, but his intensity and delivery is just great. Sophia Bush (who plays Kathy) also delivers a great performance as someone who is getting to know the 'bad boy' attempting to get into photog.
There are a couple of others you have seen besides Vincent D. Titus Welliver (Tony the mob boss) plays a great role. You will remember him as the cloud monster character on Lost before Locke was the bad guy. Also playing the neighborhood hero/tough guy name Nicky "Shades" is Eddie Cahill whom you may have seen as Detective Flack on CSI NY. Here you have some great characters who can help to create the intensity you want in a movie.
For those from the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, you get to see a little neighborhood, and you get to see Mike driving across most of the bridges, through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and driving by the Verrazano Bridge. All pretty cool.
There are definately some rough edges to the movie, that make it not a family view, however, there are some lessons that Mike's dad is trying to get across in the typical Vincent D'Onofrio quite deliberate fashion.
Overall, this is a great movie to watch on a quiet night. If you like mob flicks or interesting crime dramas, this is a movie you need to check out.
this movie has it all - love, crime, family, humor and the great Vincent Donofrio
Most Recent Customer Reviews
did not like it. the only thing that made it good was the acting. i found the pollen to be dull and boring.Published 8 months ago by AJ
I have to admit, at least one star was added because I will watch anything with Vincent D'Onofrio and this movie was not disappointing. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Pamela Edwards
First, let me say that Kevin Zegers is terrific. He is like Jared Leto, so very talented and so very under rated. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Russell S
As always, vincent plays a great character!! I am a fan of him so almost always his movies i will love. Read morePublished 24 months ago by F. Kelley
good movie about how a guy tries to grow up and become his own man and take care of his own bills and business. Read morePublished on October 19, 2013 by Abby Joan
This is a movie revolving around a young guy who wants to break away from his current life and find something better. Read morePublished on September 8, 2011 by Eric Sanber
The Narrows is a fairly interesting film about a young kid who joins a mafia in order to make quick money, and this is when his troubles really begin. Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by Bryan