Action / Crime

IMDb Rating 3.9/10 10 690 690


Top cast

Sheila Shah as Mad
Robert Patrick as Jules Dupree
Pam Grier as James Womack
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726 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 19 min
Seeds 24
1.46 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 19 min
Seeds 27

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by crawford-40383 4 / 10

Good Plot - Bad directing

The movie has a good plot and 3 strong actors (Grier, Patrick and Rhames) but the supporting cast was horrible. Story seems to jump around and truly starts to seem pointless. Would like to see this movie done with a higher budget, different supporting cast and director.

Reviewed by Kolobos51 5 / 10

Servicalble but undistinguished retro crime flick.

Mafia is a crime flick in the tradition of New Jack City starring Ving Rhames as Renzo,a psychotically violent aspiring crime kingpin hoping to take over the whole city with the help of his crew.

Set in the 70's and shot 70's style with an old school R&B soundtrack, we watch as Renzo kills everyone standing in his way while a pair of cops try to connect him to the crimes. The cops, a hothead with a vendetta played by Pam Grier and a laid back straight arrow played by Robert Patrick, cannot catch the crook in the act as he goes around presenting himself as a legitimate investment banker.

There's not much to this movie. It's violent, really short, and Ving Rhames does a great job in a role that plays to his strengths allowing him to be both smart and deadly, not unlike his character in Pulp Fiction. The two cops are underwritten but the actors' performances are fairly good. The rest of the supporting cast is pretty terrible, unfortunate especially considering how much time is spent on Renzo's conscious stricken right hand man.

The movie doesn't have much to say or anything, other than the 70's setting, to set it aside from other movies of its kind. There are occasional references to blacksploitation but they're not a huge part of the movie. Rhames wears African garb and Pam Grier is obviously playing a riff on her Foxy Brown role but this movie never has the fighting the system mentality of those classic movies.

Basically, this is a passable, generic little crime flick that's pretty watchable, especially for fans of Rhames, but don't expect a classic.

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 3 / 10

Sort of pointless...

Well, I can't say that I had any particular high expectation for this movie, but giving it the benefit of the doubt I still decided to sit down and watch it. And about 80 minutes later I sat there with a very hollow feeling. There really was no point to the storyline in "Mafia".

While attempting to capture the essence of the mid-seventies, then the end result of "Mafia" didn't really come of as particularly believable. And it was just hard to get into the groove of the movie.

The acting in "Mafia" was adequate, and Ving Rhames was the driving force in the movie, no doubt about it. However, this wasn't Ving Rhames's most brilliant movie moment, not by a long shot. But there wasn't anything overly impressive to be witnessed throughout this movie.

If you enjoy mafia/mobster movies, then there are far, far better movies available.

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