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Actors: John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Denise Richards, Vincent Laresca, Isabella Rossellini
Director: Franc. Reyes
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2003     1hr 30min

This powerful, gripping action-thriller features John Leguizamo in a riveting performance the Los Angeles Times hails as "superb." "One of the best performances of the year!" The gritty streets of the South Bronx meet the ...  more »

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Actors: John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Denise Richards, Vincent Laresca, Isabella Rossellini
Director: Franc. Reyes
Creators: John Leguizamo, Franc. Reyes, Chris Connolly, Daniel Bigel, Jill Footlick, Michael Mailer, Steven C. Beer
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/18/2003
Original Release Date: 12/06/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 12/06/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 14
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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anthony rivera | San Diego,CA by way of NYC | 03/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love empire. i think that John leguizamos(Hangin with the homeboyz,Moulin Rouge,The Pest) and first time director Franc Reyes did an execellent job putting together this film about everyday struggles for us young Puerto Rican Americans growing up in the urban streets of new york city. Movie Critics like Siskel and Ebert and many other movie experts don't rate this movie above average because of all the violence and foul language scenes that this movie contains but this is definately a classic and i hope that some time in the near future we can see another movie similar to this one."
See for another aspect of the New York underground
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 03/28/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"EMPIRE is a carefully thought out approach to the question of "What would the little drug dealers in New York do if they had the chance to make money legitimately?". Too often we see these gangsta movies that are just caught in the glue of the drug world, rarely advancing out of it. In EMPIRE John Leguizamo makes us believe in his character, in his striving to get out of the drug world to make a life for his girlfriend and incipient family. There are clever twists and turns and it is great to see the 'bad guy' be the uptown Ivy League manipulator. The cast is strong, the photography is good, the narration of the story by Leguizamo is enlightening, and the movie takes us where others are afraid to go. Worth your time."
I think that this movie was great
Gladys J. Pellot | 07/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i think that this movie was great i think iit showed the gritty side of drug bussiness and when you make the wrong decision there's no way out of it.i love it cause it showed how life is for drug dealers and thier lives and drama that conquers in thier lives,and the people that are affected by all of this."