Against the Wall

1994

Action / Drama

8
IMDb Rating 6.8

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Reviewed by Vedder13 7

Against the Wall is another one of those movies that just slipped away. Its about the true story of the take-over of Attica Prison by the in-mates in 1971 and is seen through the eyes of a novice prison warden (Kyle MacLachlan).<br/><br/>Although made for cable, what make this brilliant movie different from the others are the incredibly brutal prison scenes and unsettling violence (one scene has an unlucky wardens&#39; head slammed between two iron doors) and the brutality of the film, along with the nudity, may turn off some viewers.<br/><br/>The acting is some of the best I&#39;ve ever seen. The characters are not stereotyped and are actually quite believable. Samuel L Jackson, in particular is a highlight as a black inmate while Kyle MacLachlan is just as good as a sympathetic warden. These performances give the film a lot of depth and the bonding between these two is very powerful.<br/><br/>John Frankenheimer direction is incredibly good and that sets the mood for this powerful and sad movie. Check it out but be aware that this is not a happy movie. ***/****

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Reviewed by pepper-43 7

&quot;Against the Wall&quot; reveals a reality everyone knows is there and yet is afraid to look at. Our Correctional System not only doesn&#39;t help any in the ressocialization of the inmate, but also generates more violence. What makes this movie a great movie it the fact that you won&#39;t stop thinking about it the moment it&#39;s over. This is real life, this is true. And you&#39;ll think of it over and over when you lay down to sleep.

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Reviewed by Avice728 7

I was an extra in this movie and I was just amazed by John Frankenheimer. We just filled seats in the bar as guards&#39; wives, but he came over and explained who we were and told us about the lives of these people. He told us that the average guard&#39;s salary was $13,000. He told me he loved my face (which believe me is not lovable), probably because the part called for us to be bored and disgusted and I was very good at that. I just could not believe that the director went into such detail with us. I was just there one day but my husband was in several scenes, working every day, and he was likewise impressed with Mr. Frankenheimer.<br/><br/>And as for the comment about the people of Nashville deserving better--Nashville and its people suck. I was never so glad to get out of anywhere. If, as one comment put it, Mr. Frankenheimer was a bear, maybe it was because he expected people to WORK.

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