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The version I saw didn't have english subtitles, so the last third of the movie, where Corey Harris seeks out the roots of the blues in francophone West Africa was a little hard to follow, because my French is pretty terrible. But I think I got the gist of it.
The first two thirds of the movie are pretty good, much more interesting to follow an actual musician around rather than the Ken Burns/PBS approach I was expecting.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
That moment when DeNiro realizes he has to go after Waingro. He's not a romantic hero, he's a small-minded man of violence driven not by ideals or esoteric codes but by the basest of human urges.
That moment when Pacino practically dances down the hospital stairs, gleefully fleeing his family for the sake of the chase, freed from the pretense of normalcy, from the obligation to care about anyone else.
The tragedy and joy of learning that you cannot escape…