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Vendetta

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Vendetta

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
117 minutes
performer:
Joaquim de Almeida, Christopher Walken
director:
Nicholas Meyer
author:
Timothy Prager
genre:
Historical, Drama

We gave it a C

Walken — working his leering puppetmaster shtick — plays an 1890s New Orleans power broker whose struggle to wrest control of the docks from Sicilian immigrants resulted in the worst lynching in U.S. history. But though the film is based on a true story, the victims remain such prefab Italian stereotypes that it’s hard to worry too much about them. C

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