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A 2001 drama film

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Blow (didn't live up to expectations)

  • May 5, 2001
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Pros: Johnny Depp with long hair!! Great filming

Cons: Too long - hard working guy who can't get ahead

The Bottom Line: Good effort by Depp and director, bit off more than they could chew. Great costumes, hair and period feel of the film.

Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot.

There are great moments in this film, primarily of Johnny Depp looking totally cool in 70's era clothes and glasses. he visually deteriorates as the films slugs it way to the end though.

The movie is generally told flash back style. A good man who gets caught in way over his head in the drug world. The sad thing is that his character is such a likeable and good man.

In my opinions, the film was a disapointment, too long and meandered.

It was very good to see Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) back on screen and he was terriffic.

Overall - I give it a C+. Strong drug content -


Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age

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review by . July 25, 2010
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Blow is a 2001 drama film about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme.
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