I had a chance to see this film when it was first released in 2000. The dvd I purchased was the edited version not what I expected, not happy at all next time I'll make sure it say edited or unedited. I will continue to purchase items at walmart.com
This movie sucked. There was no action and the story line was depressing. My brother bought it yesterday in the cheap bin and thought it'd good. He thought wrong. Even he seen better movies than The Yards. If you ever find this movie, don't buy it.
The characters and themes are redolent of earlier and better Williams works, and the story unexpectedly putters out at the end-but seeing it now, you can't help but treasure the simple, lyrical dialogue and sure-handed narrative thrust
Despite the early stylistic flourishes, Alice is a mostly naturalistic venture from Scorsese, and not that indicative of what would follow in his career. But it's a fantastic combination of these two seemingly divisive styles.
Alternating between gritty realism and red-hued fantasy, this is one of those 70s films that has worn well, managing to be universal in its heart while picking out specifics that now look exactly of their time.