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|Gang of Roses|
Actors: Bobby Brown, Monica Calhoun, Sal Cardile, Michael Csoppensky, Stacey Dash
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Drama
Rachel. Chastity. Kim. Ming Li. Maria. They re the Rose Gang. In five years they robbed 27 banks and then vanished without a trace. Now a small western town is under siege and one of the first victims is Rachel s sister. T... more »
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Catherine S. from DETROIT, MI
Reviewed on 2/9/2010...
funny and well acted.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Duane S. (superpoet) from FORT WORTH, TX
Reviewed on 6/15/2008...
I liked this movie. It is about 5 young women of African, Japanese, and Mexican descent who robbed banks in 1882. They have quit robbing as a group; but gather together once more to fight against the gang who killed their leader's sister.Each one of the women is a sharpshooter. The music is hip hop in nature. The women are beautiful. The town cast and set are authentic to the times.
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Not as bas as you might think
B. E Jackson | Pennsylvania | 07/20/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Gang of Roses CLEARLY isn't a classic western... or comedy... or drama (whatever the heck it's trying to be!) Instead it's just a slightly different take on the whole "take no crap and shoot 'em up" western style.
It's about four cowgirls who get revenge after one of their sisters had been killed. Each of the four cowgirls are distinctly different from the next- one of them is a master of knife throwing for instance.
I can't bring myself to really hate Gang of Roses I'm afraid. The movie contains some pretty good shooting segments (granted, it's nothing that thousands of other westerns hadn't done already and done *better*) but it's just... entertaining. It tries going for a storyline different from most, and in that respect, the film (ever so slightly) succeeds."
A Black Cult Classic and I like It!!!!
Cassandra Kemp | philly | 04/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
I enjoyed this movie for what it is, a wonderful, fictional, cult classic. Let's face it, Gang of Roses is not Citizen Kane, and I don't believe the director was trying to make it that. I loved this movie for the same reason I enjoyed The Rocky Horror Picture Show,it made me smile and kept me entertained. Gang of Roses is not about life as it "really" was but life as we "wish" it could have been, featuring 5 Bad Black women, who refused to be victims. We have enough Roots-type films that focuses on the "truth" and the long suffering of the African American due to racism. It is nice to see a film that is not that deep. The best thing about the film is the tagline, "Two Roads, the past and the future, leave the pain in the past." I think of these women as "futuristic females" who rocked the past, especially in the scenes where they are shot walking together or riding horses with hot clothes, hair blowing and nails done. I believe even Harriet Tubman and Sojurner Truth would applauad if they were given the freedom to dress and behave this way, although Harriet Tubman was known to "pack heat"... I mean carry gun. The bottom line is that this is a fictional movie, not based on reality, and it does a good job of telling a fun story.
The worst thing about the film was the Macy Gray character. Her role was not developed enough and it left me confused a little bit. But the villians, Bobby Brown and the crazy chick with the pigtails, Charity Hill, were great.
Really good performances were given by Stacy Dash and Lisa Raye, who were believable as beautiful, cold hearted, outlaws. Lil Kim was true to her image and played a great outlaw "vixen". And Monica and Marie were good as the "voices of reason and good sense." Over all I give this movie a B+. I'm all for the powerful female in film, need more films like that!
Gang of Roses
Arnita D. Brown | USA | 01/15/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Set in the 1800's, the town of Flatridge is overrun by a band of outlaws looking for lost treasure said to be buried somewhere in town. In their quest for dominance, the outlaws kill Sally, a whore who happens to be the sister of Rachel and a 1/5 member of the Roses Gang. With the weight of grief on her heart, Rachel decides to shed her newfound religious faith to bring vengeance upon her sister's killers. After placing Sally to rest, she goes in search of her former posse to assist her in the reckoning of the outlaws wrongdoing. Nice cast and nice story of the old west with a couple of twists and turns which leaves you never knowing what's going happen or the idea that we should let our imagination run wild."