Down By Law


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Another Robert Benigni film that captures his genius beautifully. I've seen this film probably half a dozen times. The first few times it was just for the pure enjoyment of it, but even then I could detect something of an allegory emerging; a theme along the lines of the law kills verses salvation by grace; if not an allegory of reality itself. The film moves a bit slowly at first so I didn't pick up on much of anything the first time I watched it, but it's one of those kind of films that sticks with you for a long time.

I think this is by far, Jim Jarmusch's best film. It was the first film he directed right out of film school, and like his first film in film school; employs black and white stationary camera shots throughout most of the film. If you're into non stop action and violence then this isn't a film you'll get into. If you like those action films where the camera is always moving or cutting from one camera angle to another every three seconds, this movie will put you to sleep. This movie is hilarious, yet deeper than can be appreciated at first glance.

I highly recommend this film to anyone who is into watching an instant classic.

(315) Down By Law 1986 Jim Jarmusch Full Movie HD - YouTube