The Outsiders (1983)
Overall Rating = 6.38/10
Type; Drama >>> Emotional Drama
Two out of Seven on the Chelsea’s Reviews Dramatic Level Meter
Although this is a good film, the book is a great deal better. At least reading the book you don’t have to see Tom Cruise. It’s a really deep and universal story about the problems of segregation due to class. It’s about the difference between the South and the North side, the financially well-off and the under-priveliged. It shows what happens when judgement and stereotypes go past verbal arguements. It’s an encredibly sad look into the effects of gang violence. The acting in the film is close to perfect; from Diane Lane to Matt Dillion. Watching the film years ago in middle school I wasn’t as effected by the horrible acting of Tom Cruise, but watching it now, its almost too much to take. Im glad that he wasn’t in most of the film cause i might have turned it off. Other then him though, the cast did an incredible job.
I first watched this movie when i was in grade school, and then it wasnt a movie that really jumped out at me. Now after watching it again, i realized that the cast other than the obvious Tom Cruise did a really good job acting throughout this film. The writers did an excellent job portraying the problems between higher and lower class kids (aka the socs, and the greasers). Basically it was a good movie to watch but theres not really much to say about it. Except that Tom Cruises acting and erratic behaviour.
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