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Philadelphia

35 Ratings: 3.4
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3 reviews about Philadelphia
review by . May 02, 2004
Pros: a fantastic performance by all     Cons: the devastation of human life     The Bottom Line: ________     Philadelphia is the heart wrenching story of a successful attorney (Tom Hanks) that is gay, contracts AIDS and is fired from his position at a well known and respected law firm and centers on the basis and bias of people viewing the gay life style and the AIDS virus. Mr. Hanks gave a stellar view of the devastation that is your …
review by . October 21, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
All of the praise which this film has received and continues to receive is well-deserved. After seeing it again recently, however, I now think that the film's social issues have become, in the minds of many people, more important than its artistic issues whereas I see them as being of equal and inseparable importance. With all due respect to all the male AIDS victims when this film was cast, none of them could have achieved what Tom Hanks did in the role of Andrew Beckett. I presume to suggest, …
review by . February 24, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
This movie is indeed very touching. It really brings the AIDS crisis to life and raises many questions. Hopefully one day we will have some more answers. Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington are superb in their roles. It is very interesting to watch as Washington becomes more accepting of the lifestyle of homosexuals and the advent of the crisis of AIDS. What is also a nice in this film is the support Andrew Beckett(Tom Hanks) feels from his family regarding his discrimination battle. There needs to …
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