Find Me Guilty

DVD Reviews | Jul 20th, 2006

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Starring Vin Diesel, Annabella Sciorra, Ron Silver, Alex Rocco, Linus Roache, Peter Dinklage
Written By: Sidney Lumet, T.J. Mancini, Robert J. McCrea
Directed By: Sidney Lumet
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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Once upon a time, there was a fellow named Vin Diesel. He was the greatest actor the world had ever known, but nobody believed it, because he mostly starred in movies about him blowing stuff up. Then one day, a movie called “Find Me Guilty” was released. And people noticed. Oh, how they noticed.

“Ooh! I guess he’s not so bad after all,” they said.

“Ha! In your face! I knew all along he was the greatest actor the world has ever known!” I yelled in response.

“Well, not really, but he was pretty good, I guess,” they said.

“Screw you! Screw you all! He’s brilliant!”

Yeah, okay, so if you’re walking through the video store and you see a Vin Diesel movie called Find Me Guilty, you’re probably going to think that it’s maybe some cheesy 80s style Schwarzenegger-esque action movie about a wisecracking henchman going around killing bad guys and making jokes about being guilty of crimes. Or something. I’m not sure where I’m going with this. But anyway, this is actually a courtroom drama, based on a true story (or a “docudrama”, as the kids might call it), a story of the longest mafia trial in American history, or so I’m told.

Diesel plays Giacomo “Jackie Dee” DiNorscio, a mob fella who wouldn’t rat out his peeps, and a fella who also decided hey, wouldn’t it be awesome if I represented myself because my original lawyer sucks? And so we get to see his wacky misadventures with the justice system. And the flick was directed by Sidney “12 Angry Men” Lumet, so you know it’s filled with yummy courtroom goodness.

So maybe you should check this out, because maybe, just maybe, it’s a really good comedy/drama, even if it is glorifying a mobster. Or maybe you can pop this in and watch as your dumb hoser friends say “Holy shit, you mean that fat smartass guy is Vin freakin’ Diesel?” Yeah, fat. He totally put on weight for this movie. If that isn’t brilliant dedication to your craft, I don’t know what is.

“Conversations with Sidney Lumet” featurette
Trailer and TV spots

ENGLISH: Dolby 5.1

1.78:1 Color

English, Spanish

Favorite Scenes: Vin Diesels sheer awesomeness! Rawr.
Rating: R
Running Time: 125 minutes
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