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About the Film
A terrific ensemble cast powers this fast-paced action-adventure based on the true story of the rise of organized crime in America. Mobsters traces the daring exploits of four close friends growing up in the 1920's New York: the charming "Lucky" Luciano (Christian Slater), the savvy Meyer Lansky (Patrick Dempsey), the headstrong "Bugsy" Siegel (Richard Grieco) and the diplomatic Frank Costello (Costas Mandylor). From their humble beginnings, they formed an impenetrable bond that led them to the top of the underworld in this visually stunning film co-starring the sultry Lara Flynn Boyle and Oscar®-winning actors F. Murray Abraham and Anthony Quinn.
Surprisingly Entertaining Mob Flick, But Is Short On Substance!
This is one of those guilty pleasure movies for me... it combines elements of the great mob movies with fast paced and hard hitting action. For the most part, the director pulls this one off pretty well, at least for what kind of movie he was trying to direct. But as much as I love Gangster movies there is something that is not quite right about this film.
I'm not sure the problem is that the actors are just a little bit too young to pull it off if the film should have been an hour longer as there seems to be too much squeezed into 100 minutes. Having said all that I did enjoy this film. Christian Slater has a charm all of his own and is good as Lucky Luciano. All in all, not a bad film, though it should have been longer. Watch this one only when it's on cable or when you have time to kill, for it is rather visually pleasing and entertaining. Overall, it is a movie that doesn't pretend to be something it's not, it's a decent film with a lot of action and good performances!
Brilliant! One of the best gangster movies of all time!!! Well worth the money!!!!