Laws Of Gravity

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6.81 h 38 min1992R
Two petty crooks, Jimmy and Jon, find the opportunity for a big score when Frankie, an old friend and ex-con, arrives in town with a load of illegal handguns for sale.
Directors
Gomez,Nick
Starring
Peter GreeneEdie FalcoAdam Trese
Genres
Action
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Arabella FieldPaul SchulzeSaul SteinTony FernandezLarry MeistrichJames McCauleyRick Groel
Producers
Larry MeistrichBob Gosse
Studio
Thriller & Mystery
Rating
R (Restricted)
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3.8 out of 5 stars

49 global ratings

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  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 22% of reviews have 1 stars
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Smiley McGrouchpantsReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is especially good!
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Years before "Blair Witch Project" and the "Paranormal Activity" movies, we get this picture. Nick Gomez, too, had worked for Hal Hartley a la Tom DiCillo helping out with Jim Jarmusch on "Stranger Than Paradise" -- similar to Kim Deal and Tanya Donelly gestating the Breeders out of the Pixies and Throwing Muses (they used to do sing-a-longs together, in the same touring van), a sign of the times. Here, you get people talking the way people you know talk -- the action seems to take place in 2 or 3 neighborhoods -- and if the action's still hip-hop oriented and a skip past people around your neighborhood, it's still a far cry from the gangsters in "Goodfellas," in that a fistfight's all you really expect to happen. Since everyone's living in a "non-boring" lifestyle -- you certainly won't be bored, if you compare it to your daily life; if you compare it to a cop show and the usual primes and triggers, you might very well be -- and such a state is inherently subjective, at some point, someone's opinions about someone's opinions are gonna reach a certain point, because no-one's touching the wall. Outside of day jobs, school and career -- what do you expect? It might make you nervous, and the un-PC behavior might put some viewers off, a sure sign you're not used to immersing yourself somewhere you'd never really be. Face it, you don't really believe in Hannibal Lector or most gangster films; you can tell by how secure you feel that it's a fictional narrative. Here, you might be looking at the clock nervously and drumming your fingertips on the tabletop. Paradoxically -- or rather, in a way that seems to *reinforce* the heaviness -- the banter is very lively, the kidding around seems to be at a constant, and the "school's out" feeling is so pervasive you can see why people choose to/fall into this life. In the line of "Do the Right Thing" and certain Beastie Boys albums, but you'd have to know what you're looking for: parking for a crime drama will only lead you to dismay. Thinking of Cassavetes would at least help. Enjoy!
Kevin O'ConnorReviewed in the United States on September 14, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Worth watching
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People throw around the word 'gritty' too often when describing a movie but Laws of Gravity truly captures the essence of the word 'Gritty" showing misfits trying to make a buck the easy way but really just making their lives anything but easy. This s a very good movie
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Scott AdkinsReviewed in the United States on June 25, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Quite Possibly THEE Worst Movie on Amazon
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this movie dragged on and on with no real plot, and then, just ended. Absolutely terrible.
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Pickle HeadReviewed in the United States on December 17, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gritty B-Movie well worth a watch
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It's too bad Peter Greene didn't become a bigger star because he is always excellent in everything he's in. Also a great appearance by a young Edie Falco, and Paul Schulze who is probably best known for playing Father Phil in The Sopranos. Adam Treese was also good and I thought he'd be more busy as an actor in later years, but it never happened for him. Laws of gravity is raw and gritty, and reminds me of what big city life in a neighborhood full of knuckleheads was really like during that time in history.
Michael L. RuetReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
verites (slice of life)
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Good job for what it is. Good acting, camera work and editing. A lot of one star reviewers didn't seem to "get" it. Not for everyone. It is not neatly wrapped.
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Nicholas RogersReviewed in the United States on August 7, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A cultural artifact of the old Greenpoint.
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I had almost forgotten what Greenpoint use to look like when I was growing up, before gentrification started to change the neighborhood after Bloomberg's 2005 rezoning laws. This is a must watch for anyone who wants to know what old school North Brooklyn was like, before the hipsters, yuppies, cafes, and condos.
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Robert J. La GrecaReviewed in the United States on July 8, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
LAWS OF GRAVITY
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SAW THIS ON TV MANY YEARS AGO AND HAD IT ON VHS (I RECORDED IT OFF TV WHEN IT WAS ON). WHILE WATCHING NURSE JACKIE I WANTED TO READ UP ABOUT EDIE FALCO) AND SAW HER ON THE ELLEN SHOW. I LOOKED UP HER BIOGRAPHY ONLINE AND READ WHAT ELSE SHE DID AND REMEMBERED THIS MOVIE WHICH I ALWAYS LOVED AND ORDERED IT WITHIN SECONDS. WATCHED IT ABOUT 5 TIMES WITHIN 2 WEEKS. BEING FROM BKLYN NY WHERE IT WAS FILMED I LOVED THE WAY IT WAS FILMED IN THE STREETS AND NOT IN A STUDIO. IT IS SUCH A GREAT FLICK AT A GREAT PRICE. EDIE FALCO FANS WILL NOT BE LET DOWN. AND MAN DOES SHE AGE WELL LIKE A FINE WINE.IF YOU GO TO HER WEB SITE AND ASK FOR AN AUTOGRAPHED PIC SHE DOESNT EVEN CHARGE YOU FOR IT.
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MrMustangManReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
it could have been better.....
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i wanted to like it and tried to like it but it just falls flat.....
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