Cut Throat City

2020

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

161
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 71%
IMDb Rating 4.3 10 188

Synopsis


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October 12, 2020

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Cast

Ethan Hawke as Vin
Kat Graham as Demyra
Terrence Howard as The Saint
Wesley Snipes as Lawrence
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1.11 GB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
123 min
P/S N/A / N/A
2.27 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
123 min
P/S N/A / N/A
1.11 GB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
123 min
P/S N/A / N/A
2.27 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
123 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by stevendbeard 5 / 10 / 10

Disappointing & Confusing

I saw 'Cut Throat City' starring Shameik Moore-The Get Down_tv, Dope; Eiza Gonzales-Bloodshot, Baby Driver; Ethan Hawke-The Magnificent Seven_2016, The Purge; Wesley Snipes-The Expendables 3, the Blade movies and Terrence Howard-Empire_tv, Red Tails. This movie is directed by RZA-director/actor/rapper-and has several good actors in it but it was a little disappointing. The story takes place right after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Shameik and his buddies return to a devastated Ninth Ward in New Orleans; homes destroyed, no jobs available and FEMA not helping financially. Shameik and friends make a deal with a local drug dealer to pull off a heist in a casino but things go wrong, of course, and they are soon on the run from the gangsters and the police. Eiza is the detective in charge of the investigation, Ethan is a councilman wanting to get business back in town after the hurricane and Terrence is the big honcho mob boss at the top of the food chain. Wesley has mostly a cameo as Shameik's father. The ending was a little confusing, too-at least it was to me, but I did hear a few other people in the theater say, 'What the #%$&*!'. It has some people getting killed and then in the next scene, they are shown still alive-editing problem maybe or even a flashback? I don't know, it wasn't clear. It's rated "R" for violence, language, drug content and sexual content-including nudity-and has a running time of 2 hours & 3 minutes. I wouldn't buy this on DVD. I wouldn't rent it either. If you really want to see it I would wait until it hits the free tv.

Reviewed by paul-allaer 2 / 10 / 10

Headache-inducing camera work and poor script doom this film

"Cut Throat City" (2020 release; 128 min.) brings the story of James and 3 of his friends. As the movie opens, they are reading a graphic novel that James has written and illustrated. It is James' wedding day, while we are told that Hurricane Katrina is rapidly approaching New Orleans. After Katrina ravages the city, James has a job interview that alas yields no job. Desperate for money, James and his friends turn to a local ringleader. He offers them an opportunity to mob a local casino, and they accept... At this point we are 10 min. into the film, but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out. Couple of comments: this film is the latest directed by the de facto Wu Tang Clan leader RZA (actually, the film credits reads "The RZA"). Here he takes on what in the abstract could make for a great movie: 4 guys attempt a casino heist, things don't quite work out as planned, and how they deal with the fall-out. Alas, this film is doomed by several factors: first and foremost, the film is nearly unwatchable resulting from the never-ending stream of extreme close-ups and head-ache inducing hand-held camera work. Check out the footage from within the van as the guys drive to/from the heist. It's one massive blur. Equally responsible for the film's downfall is the weak script. There is hardly any character development, and as a result, at no time did I have any emotional investment in any of the characters. That is a fatal flaw, sorry. The cast does the best it can with the material it is dealt with. Keep an eye out for Ehtan Hawke, appearing in a handful of scenes as the city council man who pressures the NOPD to apprehend the guys, the sooner the better. "Cut Throat City" was scheduled to premiere at this year's SXSW festival. Then a little thing called COVID-19 stopped the world in its tracks and the festival was canceled (rightfully so, of course). The movie finally opened this weekend in theaters, as they try to brings back people while fully adhering to all COVID-19 compliance rules. The Saturday early evening screening where I saw this at the Cinemark here in Cincinnati was attended dismally: 3 people (including myself) in a huge theater. It will take stronger films than "Cut Throat City" to convince the public at large that it is safe to come back to the theater. Of course I'd readily suggest you check out "Cut Throat City", be it in the theater, on VOD, or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray, and draw your own conclusion.

Reviewed by plet-54046 2 / 10 / 10

Terrible

If there were more movies coming out I don't think this movie would even make it to theatres. Total waste of time. Bad acting.

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