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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Clockers (1995)

A story of crime, drugs and brotherly love in a Brooklyn housing project, a place where doing the right thing isn't always an option.
Spike (Mekhi Phifer) is a youth whose life could still go either way. On one side he has Keith David as a tough cop willing to fight to keep him on the straight and narrow. On the other is Delroy Lindo's criminal influence, which comes with the lure of money. Complicating matters further is Harvey Keitel and his violent buddies in the homicide division investigating a murder that Spike may know something about. The 'brotherly love' side of things comes from Isaiah Washington, who gets less time on-screen than the others but leaves an equally powerful dent in the viewer's sympathies.

4 stains on the sidewalk out of 5

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