Bound

1996

Action / Crime / Drama / Romance / Thriller

96
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 82%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 45540

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Cast

Jennifer Tilly as Violet
Gina Gershon as Corky
Christopher Meloni as Johnnie Marzzone
Joe Pantoliano as Caesar
1080p.BLU
1.64 GB
1920*1080
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 48 min
P/S 3 / 56

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gogoschka-1 9 / 10

Edge-Of-Your-Seat Erotic Thriller And An Amazing Debut For The Wachowskis

Gripping, violent mobster tale and a very sexy love story. What a stunning debut for the Wachowskis this film was (and I can't for the life of me understand why this film hasn't been seen by a huge audience). Amazing camera, fantastic acting and so tight there's not a single dull moment in it. Edge-of-your-seat stuff. 9 stars out of 10

In case you're interested in more underrated masterpieces, here's some of my favorites:

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Reviewed by nbfcblog 10 / 10

Arguably the Wachowski's Best Film

It's a shame that when most people talk about the Wachowski's masterful debut these days, it's in reference to the impressively graphic lesbian sex scene, which only lasts about 2 minutes of the actual screen time.

That is too bad because Bound is not only a sincerely effective lesbian romance tale, but it's also a great Hitchcockian thrill-ride that benefits from great performances (Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon and Joe Pantoliano).

Even though their next film (The Matrix) would help the siblings explode onto the pop culture landscape and started them on the path towards making large budget special effects spectacles; this small but meticulously-crafted neo-noir exploration of characters who each feel trapped within their own lives exceeds them all in terms of story-telling and emotional resonance.

Check it out!

Reviewed by Lee Eisenberg 10 / 10

Noir and sexuality

The film noir is a genre widely associated with the 1940s and 1950s. Occasional movies since then have dabbled in the genre (such as Oliver Stone's "U Turn"), but "Bound" is probably the most interesting. Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly play lesbians who scheme to obtain a bunch of money from Tilly's character's mafia husband (Joe Pantoliano). But things don't quite go as planned, leading to some of the tensest moments ever put on screen.

The Wachowski sisters (brothers at the time, as they hadn't yet transitioned) say that the movie is about "the boxes people make of their lives", that it is not only gay people who "live in closets". Most of the movie takes place in closed spaces, while Tilly's character is trapped in her marriage.

Whatever the case, it's an impressive piece of work. The Wachowskis continued their fine output with "The Matrix" and "Cloud Atlas" (while producing "V for Vendetta"). In the meantime, "Bound" constituted part of the shift in cinema's depictions of LGBT people. I recommend it.

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