God's Pocket

God's Pocket ★★★½

Well observed blue collar crime movie. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, damn, what more can be said? A gritty film. Actor John Slattery has an eye for it, probably grew up watching those 70's crime films and wanted to do one himself. A neighborhood where crime is a way of life. A place where you see a man searching garbage cans for empty beer bottles to see if there's still beer in some of them, where you step out of your car and the empty cans fall out. Hoffman reluctantly investigates the death of a lowlife stepson of his on a work site. Turturro offers solid support as always. What matters here is not the plot but the characters and the world they live in. I liked it.

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