A list of most of the prison films I've seen in order of greatness. No doubt I'm missing quite a…
Alice and Darlene, best friends, decide to take a trip to Thailand to celebrate high-school graduation. While there, they are befriended by charming Australian rogue Nick Parks. Nick convinces them to take a weekend side trip to Hong Kong, but at the airport, they are busted for smuggling drugs. They are convicted in a show trial and sentenced to 33 years; in desperation, they contact Yankee Hank.
Feeling very much a product of it's time, BROKEDOWN PALACE isn't particularly good. It's a film I've been trying to watch for at least 10 years but never seemed to get around to it.
The most notable aspect of the whole endeavor is the potential you can see if both Kate Beckinsale and Claire Danes...especially Danes. She commands the screen at all times in this film, given what she's given.
I will admit, I didn't see the ending coming. In the end, that can't overcome some pretty horrible choices on the craftsmanship side of this production.
Watch it too see the potential of Beckinsale and Danes.
Brokedown Palace is a powerful drama film about two friends that are accused of drug smuggling and are sentenced to spend 33 years in prison. The prison they are sent to is nicknamed "broke down palace", and it's a prison that has an awful reputation. Brokedown Palace has a very good cast of actors, and I have to say, Kate Beckinsale really shines here, considering her body of work. This one of her best films, and I also thought that Claire Danes was terrific as well. Some parts of the film are uneven, but for the most part this is a very good drama film that is held together by the performances of its two leads. This is good film,…
There was a chance for this to be a compelling film, but Brokedown Palace plays it way too safe. In striving to make an Oscar-bait picture, the film stumbles on several levels.
Yli-ystävällinen jäbä tarjoaa bestiksille lennot Hongkongiin. Reissu stoppaa turvatarkastukseen. Haiskahtaa lavastukselta.
Positiivisesti yllättävää draamaa “Syyllinen kunnes toisin todistetaan” -teemalla.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I've always loved this movie. The idea of going to Thailand for a summer and living care-free always seemed so appealing. The fact that they end up in prison always seemed so unfair. The worst part is that they never really tell you which of the two girls did it. The sacrifice one makes for the other, however, is what made it so great.
Great performances by two hot young girls running into trouble.
- The Bridge on the River Kwai
- White Heat
- A Prophet
- Birdman of Alcatraz
- The Hill
- Big Trouble in Little China
- Prince of Darkness
- They Live
- The Fog
- Escape from New York
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- Varsity Blues
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