Monday, May 5, 2014

Flick Pick: Brubaker

(20th Cent. Fox, 1980)

Solid prison drama with Robert Redford and a great supporting cast, including face time for a newcomer named Morgan Freeman. Directed by Stuart Rosenburg, famous for directing another prison flick, Cool Hand Luke. This is definitely a movie of its time, because after the drug-fueled gang-banger turf wars of the '80s, it would be tough to build much audience sympathy or suspension of disbelief for such a harmless crew of likeable convicts as this lot actually existing outside a comedy, and a screenwriter's imagination.

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