JC13’s review published on Letterboxd:
"If you're going to lead people, you have to have somewhere to go."- The Motorcycle Boy
It seems that The Outsiders is often considered to be the better Francis Ford Coppola film of 1983, but I myself thought that Rumble Fish was much better. The story didn't drag nearly as much and the characters were much easier to separate. Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke were absolutely brilliant in this film and I enjoyed the stuff between their characters.
Filmed in Black and White, Rumble Fish looks amazing. Admittedly the film starts off very strong and gradually loses its way, but it's still pretty solid all the way through. Even though it is my favorite Coppola film post-70's, it still can't touch those four undisputed classics. It's sad that Coppola lost his way after that time period. Rumble Fish is quite good though. 7.5/10