Cole Smithey - Capsules: Animal Factory
 
FILM REVIEWS
CAPSULE REVIEWS
INTERVIEWS
FILM BLOG
ARTICLES
TECHNOLOGY
SUBSCRIBE

« Let’s Talk About Sex | Main | Woman On Top »

Animal Factory

Animal Factory Edward Furlong’s squinting sullen eyes flicker like a barely lit candle struggling harder to go out than to stay lit in director/actor Steve Buscemi’s ("Fargo") screen adaptation of ex-convict Edward Bunker’s prison novel "Animal Factory." Furlong plays Ron Decker, a 25 year-old inmate facing 10 years in a Pennsylvania State penitentiary for selling pot. The movie is a brutal indictment of an American judicial/prison system that incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than any other country in the world - thanks mainly to increasingly stiff drug legislature. "Animal Factory" shows in unflinching scenes of stabbings, race riots, drug use, attempted rape, and constantly boiling chaotic violence, how hardened criminals are formed by incessant molding inside American penitentiaries. "Animal Factory" is a directorial victory for Steve Buscemi (writer/director on "Trees Lounge"), whose visionary cinematic touch is felt in every stark frame of the movie.
Rated R. 95 mins. (A) (Five Stars)

Posted by Cole Smithey on January 3, 2009 in Drama | Permalink
Save to del.icio.us | Digg This

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c2b7953ef01156f9786d2970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Animal Factory:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Post a comment