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I found this to be some of the best work Denzel has done. I thought he
hit the nail on the head in terms of helping his viewers feel empathy
for the character. I have to be honest here. I strongly believe that if
you are in your sixties and of African-American heritage this may
really hit home on many levels. In general it is a film about holding
on to our core values, then forgetting them to join the rest of
societal madness only to realize that you were not alone in your view
of the world. Restoring your original core only to pay the price of
deserting it in the first place. Everyday we see people forfeit
family,love and life for materialistic gains and other power trips.
This is also about the change of values from one generation to another
in today's world. This is a film with a message that has and will go
over a lot of heads judging by some of the bad reviews I've read.
Awesome sound track consisting of 60's and 70's soul and rock.
Excellent character portrayals by all bar none.
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