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      R 1988 2h 0m Crime Drama Action List
      77% Tomatometer 39 Reviews 71% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings In this gritty police drama from director Dennis Hopper, street-wise cop Bob Hodges (Robert Duvall) and hotheaded rookie Danny McGavin (Sean Penn) grapple with their new partnership on the gang-ridden streets of Los Angeles. Although Danny finally lets Hodges show him the ropes, his adrenaline-fed brutality earns him a reputation with the very gangs they want to help. With a gang war ready to explode, Danny confronts his own racism even as he falls in love with Louisa (Maria Conchita Alonso). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Colors takes a hard-hitting yet nuanced look at urban gang violence, further elevated by strong performances from a pair of well-matched leads.

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      Joe Pollack St. Louis Post-Dispatch I expected more from Hopper as a director, at least something different from the tried-and-true formula pictures. Aug 16, 2021 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Colors is a solidly crafted depiction of some current big-city horrors and succeeds largely because of the Robert Duvall-Sean Penn teaming as frontline cops. They're terrific together as members of the gang crime division of the LAPD. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Geoff Andrew Time Out Never as eccentric as The Last Movie or Out of the Blue, Colors nevertheless makes most other cop movies look formulary by comparison. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Sean Burns WBUR’s Arts & Culture It’s easy to forget what an electrifying actor Penn used to be, especially opposite a revered mentor like Duvall. Aug 20, 2023 Full Review Henry Sheehan Los Angeles Reader Making gang membership a function of psychology and depicting the local communities as helpless and malformed makes it easy for the filmmakers to avoid admitting... the larger and more relevant issues of politics, economics, and social structure. Aug 12, 2022 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) There is no reason for Colors to last two hours, and lose itself within so many twists and turns. [Full review in Spanish] Jun 13, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Terry S Never been a big Hopper fan but this film is more than decent. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/09/24 Full Review ed m Run of the mill cop movie. Nothing original. Nothing you haven't seen before. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/28/24 Full Review Kenneth L I watched this movie in the theater when it came out. It was a big deal at the time, and I thought it was a solid drama. Watching it years later, it hasn't aged as well as one might hope, but it is still a compelling story inside of an 80s time capsule. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/28/23 Full Review StephenPaul C The greatest 02 hours of solving crimes in the Los Angeles Police Department in Los Angeles, California!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Starring Sean Penn as a rookie detective named Danny McGavin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/04/23 Full Review Steve D I found the script well intended but clunky. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/28/23 Full Review jelisije j The circle of life when It comes to the dealings with cops and gangs. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In this gritty police drama from director Dennis Hopper, street-wise cop Bob Hodges (Robert Duvall) and hotheaded rookie Danny McGavin (Sean Penn) grapple with their new partnership on the gang-ridden streets of Los Angeles. Although Danny finally lets Hodges show him the ropes, his adrenaline-fed brutality earns him a reputation with the very gangs they want to help. With a gang war ready to explode, Danny confronts his own racism even as he falls in love with Louisa (Maria Conchita Alonso).
      Director
      Dennis Hopper
      Producer
      Robert H. Solo
      Screenwriter
      Michael Schiffer
      Production Co
      Orion Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $46.1M
      Runtime
      2h 0m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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