Bullet

1996

Action / Crime / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 70% · 5K ratings
IMDb Rating 6.4/10 10 8759 8.8K

Plot summary

A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.



October 03, 2023 at 05:54 PM

Director

Julien Temple

Top cast

Mickey Rourke as Butch 'Bullet' Stein
Adrien Brody as Ruby Stein
Peter Dinklage as Building Manager
Donnie Wahlberg as Big Balls
720p.WEB
885.04 MB
1280*696
English 2.0
R
29.97 fps
1 hr 36 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by optimism_always 10 / 10

Definitely a classic although rejected by many as being too dark and morose.

This, in my opinion, is one of Rourke's greatest roles. It's infinitely sad that Americans prefer movies which tend to resemble fairy tales instead of those which reflect real life's hardships. Bullet, superbly directed and acted out with a profundity which we rarely witness in movies of this genre, had been treated with utter injustice for it was released directly to video. It features the day-to-day reality which does not conform to society and its laws as well as the teachings of theologians or those professed by pedagogues in high schools and universities. I had lived in BKLN for nine years before moving to London. There is nothing more sad than wasted youth and drug-induced frustration. Bullet demonstrates that only too well. Those of you who love Bullet might enjoy watching Menace to Society, New Jersey Drive and 187. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or comments. [email protected]

Reviewed by peegeedee3 10 / 10

On Bullet.

Sometimes I wonder how many people who watch these movies, (gritty street, criminal activity types), know what they are seeing? Being black, and growing up in the 60s and 70s, this was everyday life. People did act like this. Don't you know how precisely Mickey Rourke portrayed an ex-con? Especially one that was tired of the life? Man, why don't you give the man the credit he is due as a great actor, I have seen every one of his films, and he is so wonderful in each and every one of them, it makes me cry. When I re-watch a movie like Diner, or Johnny Handsome? When I see him go from cocky private eye to hysterically sobbing scared human in AngelHeart, and know that he is neither of these people? Or Henry Chinowski in BarFly!! The effeminate sharpshooter in the Last Outlaw? Give me a break! He's fabulous!!!

Reviewed by pattyjones 7 / 10

So dark, so sad, so underrated, so REAL

This is not Mickey Rourke's best work (that title goes to "Barfly"), but it's close. It's a pity that the grittiness of this film made it unacceptable to so many, but for those of us who have known people stuck in the quicksand of inner-city life despite their best instincts (and loved them in spite of their mistakes), "Bullet" rings so sadly true. Rourke, Adrien Brody, and particularly Ted Levine elevate a depressing little gangland story to the level of an epic commentary on the degredation of life at the end of the 20th century. This one is not for the weak stomach, but it IS for the social crusader.

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DrgnLive October 03, 2023 at 07:24 pm

Waiting for 1080p :)