Release Date: 12 May 2020
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Director: Josh Trank
Writer: Josh Trank
Stars: Tom Hardy, Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon
A ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al "Fonzo" Capone (Tom Hardy) was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Capone's mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.
The director Josh Trank and crew brought a different perspective from this notorious gangster. I so love gangster movies, and this film was different. This wasn't the kind of story to watch another take of his rise and fall, no, it is about what happened after the fall. The slight problem with this movie is not the lack of gangster action, a good film doesn't need to be defined by action but it needs to capture fear. I was quite interested when his mind was elsewhere how his sins were coming at him once again but the way he deteriorates could have been done better. When he worsens so disturbingly I like how it made me feel because he was a dangerous man, but along the way, the character didn't feel structured. The director wanted to make it as real as possible and I get it but I would have loved if he should have stuck with giving him the disturbing creepy perspective because it would have more impact.
The music composed by El-P gave the film the intensity of the character and the feeling of him being haunted by his sins.
The cast was amazing, Linda Cardellini delivered a heartfelt performance and Tom Hardy as Al Capone was unsettling magnificent. I'm glad he was chosen for this role because he always had a look of projecting fear onto others.
Final Score: [6/10]
Reviewed by: Cristina Soulmates
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