Empire State is about two childhood friends. Young Chris is trying to get into the NY Police Acadamy, but his friend Eddie always finds a way of screwing up his life. (by dagga_the_reaper)
The movie was GREAT. I wasn't entirely sure about Liam Hemsworth playing a Greek character, but boy did he do a good job. Likewise with the guy who played Eddie, Michael Angarano,who I thought at first would have been better if Jerry Ferrara, Jimmy, had played him instead. Casting turned out well though and was pretty well thought out. Acting was, for the most part, spot on. The Rock is still the same 'rock' in terms of acting though. Everything about the movie was great, the gun scenes and the way the heist was pulled off. At times it's very predictable like the Col***** dr** <more>
de** scene. I thought it was also pretty smart to start the film at the end,and then work their way from the start. I've got no idea why IMDb has this rated as a 4.5* film, deserves at least a 7.5 or 8.Overall, a great film, easily re-watchable several times.
A well structured movie that has a lot to say. (by PablitoGreco)
I came across to Empire State totally by accident. I thought it was going to be another pizza movie for my 90 minutes in front of my monitor. Thankfully I was wrong.The movie has a really good script and the director gave his best to create scenes and pace that keep your adrenaline and interest in high levels.I didn't expect such a good cast and such a beautiful acting from the lead and supporting roles. I also liked the development of the characters and the locations in many-many points. It is a strong, serious, well-structured film.I am excited about this movie and I am sure that every <more>
watcher will fell the same. Expecting more movies like this from the producers.Thanks. Pablito Greco
What's with the low rating?The story, chemistry, and filming locations 80s era Brooklyn , and editing are definitely on point.Michael Angarano puts up a believable and torn character despite being an ass you really feel for him. Never heard of him before this movie but he's definitely on my radar now.Acting is top notch besides Dwayne Johnson whose acting credibility reflects his WWF stage name. If the IMDb score was for him only it would make sense but this recent movie craps on tons of blockbuster hits as of lately. Give it a try it's definitely worth it just for nostalgic <more>
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Chris Potamitis Liam Hemsworth has always wanted to be a cop, but as is the case with most recent graduates, he's on a waiting list, so he takes a job as an armored truck guard. Almost as soon as he starts working there, Chris is scared by the amount of money and the lack of security at the place he's working, and stupidly mentions that fact to his best friend, Eddie Michael Angarano . Eddie immediately plans and executes a robbery, which both the police and Chris's mobbed up bosses thinks he's involved in. Now his life is endangered on three separate fronts and he's <more>
not sure where to turn. Empire State is a tremendous thriller based on a true story, written and directed by Dito Montiel, and if you don't know the name, you should. Montiel made a stunning debut, telling his life story in the film, A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, in 2006 On of our Must See Movies . Montiel's career has been all up hill from there. He grew up on the streets of Brooklyn, and all his films are based on real life stories from the neighborhood, that were forgotten a long time ago. With Montiel films you're always guaranteed a few things, a well written story, a tremendous cast, lots of action, and lots of eye candy, and Empire State does not disappoint. This film has everything from the insider angle, to the mob, inside the police investigation, and of course Liam Hemsworth at the center of it all. Big brother Chris may get all the recognition in Hollywood, for being the all-mighty Thor, but baby brother Liam, really does get better and better in every film I see him in. Empire State has a little bit of everything, it is well written, and comes at you from so many different angles. This film was so much fun to watch, it's the kind of thing you want to see more than once, and it's streaming so if you're not doing anything right now, go check it out!