Sean Penn
Robin Wright
Ed Harris
Gary Odlman
State Of Grace

15 years later, Scorsese remakes “State Of Grace’…and this time he gets the Oscar.

That may make sense on some planet.

Whether “Grace” served as inspiration for these 2 films or not may never be answered….or admitted to..,.

But as it’s an overlooked film I wanted to give it an article for you, the troops, because it deserves your respect.

This tale, when combined with Joanou’s direction, Jordan Cronenweth’s visual ability and Ennio Morricone emotional, haunting and beautiful score, then the performances of Penn, Oldman, Wright & Harris…becomes more than a crime drama with poignant & memorable performances, characters we relate to and care for, along with a carefully thought out visual aesthetic and underlying tragic score…

It ends up becoming a beautiful film noir piece.

It won’t leave you feeling warm and fuzzy, it doesn’t let you off the hook…as nobody wins here.

It’s a tragic piece, performed with conviction by both the cast and crew…and I can’t recommend it enough, It’s a remarkable film.

State Of Grace


4 thoughts on “Sean Penn
Robin Wright
Ed Harris
Gary Odlman
State Of Grace

  1. Wes Candela - May 20, 2017

    Totally. I’ve Heard of the complaints about the ending also but he loses Kate, he lost Jackie, he quit his job…

    Frankie was gonna pay.
    This was a personall vendetta now, he was going to do the one last good thing he could do, even if it killed him. Which it probably did.

    The beautiful thing about what you point out:
    the flashes of violence in the bar and the celebration in the parade,

    Is that at the end, he has freed Kate.
    We see that shot of her just devastated watching the parade…

    But really this was about his love for Kate and Jackie, making Frankie pay, and stopping him from ever hurting her again.

    So beautiful!!

  2. Gomorra76 - May 19, 2017

    I know the ending gets abit of flack from some people,but I love that ending! Switching between the St Patricks day parade,where people celebrate all things Irish,and the shootout,where Irish-American’s are basically destroying each other.Love that juxtaposition.

  3. Wes Candela - May 19, 2017

    Oh my god. You know what, I knew when I was writing this that I we getting forgetting something. Godfather III & King Of New York
    Thanks so much for the compliment.
    Love this movie. It’s huge to me. It gets overlooked too much. Wanted to pay it some respect properly.

  4. Gomorra76 - May 19, 2017

    Marvelous article and review! Couldn’t have said it any better myself.I actually prefer it to Goodfella’s.An absolute masterpiece!
    King of New York and The Godfather 3 also came out that year.Big year for gangster flic’s.

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