Capone – Drama
Category – Movie
Content – This movie follows the life of Scarface Al Capone in the final year of his life. Out of prison and living in his luxurious estate with his wife Mae, the dementia begins to encompass his life. I didn’t realize Capone suffered from syphilis, which causes the dementia. As we follow his thoughts, he begins to recall his grave criminal past and realizes that his friends and allies are all gone. Not knowing what is real and what is not, you are taken down a road of regret and mystery. When you think Capone is having a decent conversation with his friend, you realize it is all his dementia and no one is really there. Also, there are a couple of memory sequences that seem very artfully done, almost too much like an Art Film. While his past haunts him and the memories become more vivid, he loses all capability of what is real and what is fake. The movie had too much of an artsy feel, not what I thought the movie genre was going to be. I guess the movie content is decent enough; however, the lengthy dream sequences were just too much. This scores a 5 out of 10.
Acting – While the movie is lacking, Tom Hardy as Capone, is not. He is such a wonderfully engrossing actor, too bad the dream sequences were just too frilly. Outside of the dreams, Tom is an incredible actor that can make you believe he IS Capone. The acting of Capone losing his mind is yet another brilliant Tom Hardy performance! And Linda Cardellini does an exceptional job as Mae. There are plenty of other notable names in this movie, such as Matt Dillon and Kyle MacLachlan. Score is 8 out of 10.
Duration – Well, 1 hr 43 min. was too much for this movie. I think one dream sequence was like 20 minutes long, way too long for a memory. This gets a 5 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for Capone – 18 out of 30.
Recommended Watch – IF you like the artsy style of a movie, you might be OK with this one. While I thought the acting was great, the movie in a whole was not. Not my kind of film, that is for sure.