Every so often, and after a lot of trawling through some pretty awful films, a gem is discovered.A Hundred Streets is a gem of a film. Raw, powerful, with acting of the highest caliber. I've just finished watching it this very minute, and I could watch it again. There aren't many films you could say that about recently.I'm not going to give away any of the plot, as that would be a rather shabby exercise. But safe to say I enjoyed every single second of this wonderful film.Yes, I liked it. You may already have guessed that. 10 /10 from me.
Brilliant use of screen time (by belindamissen-1)
Following the lives of three central characters, 100 Streets takes you on a journey through central London, through lives, loves, and loss. Around those three characters, their satellites, who are all just as important as them, for they help shape and define their futures.A film about snap decisions, the bigger picture, and what ifs, this is a great film in the style of Pawno Paul Ireland, 2015 . Very glad I picked this one up; you will be, too.
Raw, intense and very watchable (by nickwhite-19645)
Netflix suggested I watch this after seeing 'Brighton Rock' and I can see why. The intensity of the characters' demise and their struggle to make sense of what happens makes for compelling viewing.The setting is everything, from the local football club to Battersea Bridge and all streets in between. While the characters don't cross over too much which might make it a bit of a soap opera they make subtle references which keeps the viewer guessing. I guess the theme is around disintegration and how we all cope when things seem to deteriorate. A really absorbing film, well <more>
I strongly believe that reviews can take the magic out or embrace the greatness of any movie with a few paragraphs, so I will keep this simple. Having lived in London for several years, I have to admit I was positively prejudiced about the film from the very beginning. Nevertheless, it managed to meet and even surpass my already high expectations. The reason is simple. It was a slick enjoyable movie with a distinctive message, life is life. You cannot plan every step of they way, there is always something unexpected luring to happen. It is true that characters were not as emotional as a <more>
person would want them to, in order for him/her to find their struggles relate-able. Maybe that was the plan all along, who knows? the director, obviously . All I know is I spent a relaxing evening enjoying a fine film.
I take issue with the reviewer who felt it was unfair to black people.yes the poor living in the projects were typical of the pressure put on the poor to join crime.however the single mom was a great role model for her son setting limits and consequences.He didn't see that. the sports hero displayed how the adulation and substances can take someone down a bad path,regardless of color. the love between the cabbie and his wife ,though struggling was so uplifting,what a sweet character.the whole plot of the film depicts that people can be capable of greatness despite being flawed. the white <more>
man who saw potential in Kinsley that recognized his talent and I understand his anger at beating the perpetrator. one can learn a lot from this movie!
So beautiful and sad at the same time... (by Sherazade)
I suppose melancholy would be a perfect term to describe what it is really. The experience of watching this was almost voyeuristic because of the manner with which is was shot, it was a very intimate portrait on the lives of seemingly everyday people just dealing with the trials and tribulations of everyday life and making the most of it. Life happens to all of us whether we like it or not.