American History X - 1998 (R)


Year of Release: 1998
Rated: R
Director: Tony Kaye
Approx. Running Time: 119 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

Derek Vinyard (EDWARD NORTON, Rounders, Primal Fear), the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists, lands in prison for a brutal, hate-driven murder. Upon his release, ashamed of his past and pledging to reform, Derek realizes he must save his younger brother, Danny (EDWARD FURLONG, Pecker), from a similar fate. A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a family, American History X also stars Fairuza Balk, Elliot Gould, Stacy Keach, and Beverly D'Angelo.

My Comments:

Strong performances all around make for a gripping movie. It probably deserves a higher rating than 3 stars, but my lack of interest in the subject matter make it lack re-watchability for me.

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Rated R (MPAA)
3 Stars
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