U-Turn – Kein Weg zurück (1997)

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U-Turn – Kein Weg zurück: Directed by Oliver Stone. With Sean Penn, Billy Bob Thornton, Abraham Benrubi, Richard Rutowski. A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

“u0026quot;U Turnu0026quot; seems to be a movie that not many people have enjoyed and I really wonder why that is. Iu0026#39;m not saying that it was the best movie ever, but it sure deserves better than what most people over here say about it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe story starts with Bobby Cooper (Sean Penn), driving somewhere in the middle of the desert in Arizona, on his way to pay the bookies that have already taken two of his fingers because he was too late to pay them. His car breaks down and the only option that he has is to leave the main road and to go to a small, dusty town called Superior. In this town live all kind of weird people. A blind Indian who doesnu0026#39;t do much else but drinking Dr. Pepper on a bench, next to his dead dog; a dumb garage owner; a young macho, called T.N.T, who seems to come straight from the fifties and his nymphomaniac girlfriend… Bobby Cooper wants to get out of there as quickly as possible. But he has one problem. Heu0026#39;s got no money because he was robbed and the mechanic charges him an enormous price for the repairs. He canu0026#39;t do anything else but to stay in the village, to try to live with these weird people and to stay out of the hands of the bookies until he has found some money…u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI must say that I was quite surprised by this movie. The way everything was shot is really well done and the music (composed and selected by Ennio Morricone) gives it all an extra touch. Even all the acting was very convincing. With people like Sean Penn, Billy Bob Thornton, Joaquin Phoenix and Nick Nolte I donu0026#39;t expect anything less than a good performance. But it has to be said: Jennifer Lopez, who certainly isnu0026#39;t a great actress, was actually pretty good in this movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAll in all this is a very good movie, plenty of dark humor, good acting and some very nice shots. Personally I think this is one of Oliver Stoneu0026#39;s finer movies and thatu0026#39;s why I give it a 7.5/10.”


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