Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Extreme Prejudice (1987)
The plot is wonderfully intricate with a few twists here and there and the action is brutal and bloody. Walter Hill has always been an expert at character driven action movies and here, he may be at his best. Nolte and Boothe serve up two great layered performances that let you get inside the characters and Alonso also is good. The real highlight for me though is the team of soldiers, basically a smorgasbord of character actors: Michael Ironside is in charge and also in the group are Clancy Brown, William Forsythe and a few others. All of them are fantastic with Ironside and Brown really standing out.
The film is also beautifully shot with the cinematography giving you a real grimy, humid feeling. It helps give the film the feel of a modern western, which it truly is. More folks should know about this one, it's really, really good.