Who Said Crime Doesnt Pay - Episode 1
 
 
Studio: mjbcfc
 
Review Count: 86
Average Rating: 4.22 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 5 minutes 56 seconds
 
Posted on: December 22, 2005
 
 
Film Description
Episode 2 is here:
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/29142


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- suedenim

Nicely done! I like a good period movie that pays attention to detail. The ending worked especially well, with a good cliffhanger that makes you want to see more. There are some minor problems with grammar and spelling here and there, but nothing too major. Good use of subtitles in general, but try not to extend the same subtitle across two distinct camera shots, if at all possible.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- markrichardbehenna

That dialogue was flippin superb, with a decent story, everything seemed to add to a great atmosphere. It was really hard to decide what to give this, but I think i've decided it deserves 5 more than 4. great work on this.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Tenebres

Pretty good movie and what an ending, i can't wait to see part 2 !! The only bad point is that beginning should be shorter, the movie really starts at 2min but after that it's all good.
Nice movie !

Posted on December 23, 2005
- chris-33

wow...wow...wow...what can i say!!!! that was verry good..infact it was great!!!!!.....when is the next one comming out!!!!! i cant wait!!!!

Posted on December 23, 2005
- Seanahue

Excellent narration! The structure of this movie is really great. There's some typos you should fix if you get the chance, but really well done. Looking forward to watching part 2.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- eric_maniac

yeahh !! really a good job !! i enjoyed this first episode, (nice flashback) and trust me to rate the next one !!

thanks for your excellent comment of my movie about the propshop !!

Posted on December 22, 2005
 
Reviews
- tylerwood

GREAT MOVIE!!!

Posted on September 15, 2006
- Blackstorm

Great movie,narration is very good,the ending is also very good. Overall a dang entertaining movie! Good Work!

Posted on January 30, 2006
- Denzell

Excellent editing, and a good story; the first old-fashioned gangster movie I've seen on the site. I liked the fact that the subtitles stayed on the screen for a nice, long time - it meant that I could enjoy the film and read the subs which is often impossible.
My only criticism is that I didn't really buy the characters you've tried to develop. The hitman who's really quite timid and nervous doesn't really work without more time to explain why, and the boss's decision to send him on a bank job with a wet-behind-the-ears newbie just seems unlikely without proper develpment.
Overall though, an excellent little film that conveys a sense of drama without needing any heavy action scenes. Well done.

Posted on January 28, 2006
- Drew_Weir

Really great movie, superb atmosphere.

Posted on January 28, 2006
- squiggy99

Interesting movie, good cliffhanger ending. At times it felt like I was reading a book rather than watching a movie

Posted on January 27, 2006
- EalingDJ

Apart from a couple of spelling mistakes, a great film. Pacing, editing and period charm all spot on.

Posted on January 27, 2006
- JJPATEL

This was a very good effort you have done here. I really much enjoyed the storyline but I felt VO would of added some atmosphere and I felt the use of sound could of improved the executing of the movie. Other then that, the editing was good, the pacing of the subtitles was very good and overall, an entertaining crime movie!

Posted on January 25, 2006
- WPoe

Good attempt, but the story really didn't floor me.

Posted on January 25, 2006
- deenswe2003

Good movie, nice story

Posted on January 24, 2006
- Blockbird

Good movie. I liked the dialogue.

Posted on January 23, 2006
- gummer

Bravo!

Posted on January 22, 2006
- cmaag

Quit good movie

Posted on January 22, 2006
- EdWoud

Nice done
entertraining story
But not the best movie I saw

Posted on January 21, 2006
- Lebahn

Very, very good. I realy liked the charm of the movie. I just love when i see a gangster movie where everything looks realtime. The guns, the cars, the costumes and so on. Good work, i cant wait to see episode 2.

Posted on January 21, 2006
- Duckguy0100

Nice work here!! great job on the props to help set the 'time'. Could have use a few minor changes, but i'll keep it at 5-stars

Posted on January 19, 2006
- Milarky

aww nicely done, 5 mins job and it almost flew by! It's brillient but i need to dock a star for improvemnt, some sections could have been close ups etc..brake it up from alot of other films produced!

Posted on January 18, 2006
- cooltrip71

despite lack of VO compelling story. good subtitle timing, good atmosphere setting. Look forward to watching part 2.

Posted on January 18, 2006
- Muzzle_Keeper

Not bad. Good editing and subtitles worked fine.

Posted on January 18, 2006
- Lorgod

Was a little bit too slow for me. I think you overused the narration as the pictures already told much of what you then told again in the subtitles. Maybe VO would have helped there but that is hard to tell. The last minute was quite interesting though.

Posted on January 18, 2006
- Fischii

I good work

Posted on January 18, 2006
- Prinzess

good story here :)
Well told.

Posted on January 18, 2006
- Beanster05

nice but the main character, the white hair grated with me all the way through

Posted on January 16, 2006
- Rhynox980

good movie, i liked the idea that you had. you did very well, i think i will have to remember to see episode 2 :)

Posted on January 15, 2006
- Ratqueen

An interesting story, with good use of narration and music. Well done! :)

Posted on January 14, 2006
- Juret

I love theway you tell your story. You get my interest from the start and keeps it even though its told slow slow slow. You give the text time, wich gives me time to feel the taste of each word, like if the best storyteller in the world where whispering them in my ear. Its excelent worked and i can assure you this would get 5 stars right away if it had VO. Great work, keep it up!

Posted on January 12, 2006
- TrueSilver

lol "my nerves overloaded and I had to use the toilet"

Posted on January 12, 2006
- Nemezido

come on guys... whats with all these fives? 3 is an ok movie, wich this is, not a masterpiece!

Posted on January 11, 2006
- Fedaredan

The culmination at the ending was a phenomenal payoff that really promoted the continuation. Great Job!
-Keep it Up!

Posted on January 10, 2006
- Nikos1973

Very nice, i really enjoyed it. Good mafia atmoshpere.

Posted on January 10, 2006
- mrmichaelh

by far one of the best i have seen

Posted on January 9, 2006
- JohnOkinawa

Nice story nice dialogue nice editing nice ending nice narration nice but deepen the plot and fix the subtitles. everything else was flawless.

Posted on January 9, 2006
- TheWolfska

Very well dont, good story. I only have 1 question, He let the bar by way of the toilet door?? :)

Posted on January 9, 2006
- Saskro

Great gangster epic! I liked your style, which really made it easy to connect to the main character. As with many movies I`d love to see the same thing with a narrators voice. (But that`s the only thing missing...)
Awesome cliffhanger at the end!

Posted on January 8, 2006
- mriamron

Nice piece of work.

Posted on January 8, 2006
- made2kill

verry good srtong solid movie.

Posted on January 7, 2006
- philip066

MOVIE MAGIC well worth a watch!

Posted on January 7, 2006
- GooDilein

Great Job, but there were some mispellings in it and the subtitles flickered to often. The story were good and nice edited, so you get 4 stars from here!

Posted on January 7, 2006
- pogipnoy1026

Couple of mispellings here and there but a great movie nonetheless! I love the concept of your story and I wish to see more from you. Keep up the good work.

Posted on January 6, 2006
- Kanissa

Subs are plagued by misspellings, and sometimes seem to flicker in and out. Music was a bit awkward at times, but the movie is well written and edited.

Posted on January 5, 2006
- KMalmgren

I think the sotry worked better with the narration. Great cliffhanger! I really like the extra scenes you put in to this. (Bathroom, Killings, etc) Music was okay, but maybe explained whythe main character had to take the job.

Posted on January 4, 2006
- Masquerade37

Wow. Very very good.

Posted on January 4, 2006
- jansenjfa

Great atmosphere! I'm giving 4 in stead of 5 since I think the movie could've been shorter, and complete. furthermore, the subtitles were sometimes weird.

Posted on January 4, 2006
- BLUEBALLS

My major complaint is that it took to long to set up the story, with the bartender having to call Luigi, driving to the place, being told what we are already knew in the first scene about a new recruit, it just seemed uneccesary. Everything else was really good.

Posted on January 2, 2006
- Choppinsumwood

Good job. I like this movie very much. However, I saw some mistakes as far as the time period. Your main character's accomplice has long hair. It wouldn't make any difference if it was a western but this is a mob movie set somewhere around the 30's. The hair was slick back and most importantly short. Some of the music(such as the bar scene) didn't fit in. Remember- mafia era. I'd prefer the "Long Time Ago" song and put that in the car scene. Some of these errors as well as typos cost you a star I'm afraid. Overall, I think you made a great effort. Hope you consider the suggestions. I'm off to see Episode 2. Please review mine "A Typical Day onthe PC" and "Bubba Blue: The Untold Story". Enjoy!

Posted on January 2, 2006
- prefont75

It has already been said...but...fix the typos. Great movie otherwise!

Posted on January 2, 2006
- Wampa1

I liked the atmosphere (reminded me of the Godfather).
Good editing throughout. Pacing was good.
Nice subtitles (kept them up a good length).
Some dialouge would have been nice instead of narration.

Posted on January 2, 2006
- dubblehellox

nice twist on the ending.

Posted on January 1, 2006
- Cimmerz

The ending was really well done, with some nice editing for the flashes. It did tend to drag a little early on, but once it picked up, it kept gaining speed.

Posted on January 1, 2006
- Bennettl

Very well done.

Posted on January 1, 2006
- Soulsword

i am so glaqd I watched episode 2 before1 because the difference (to me at least) is extreme. If I had watched this first I wouldn't have watched the second. TMO is a hard tool to master. i'm glad to see you're making excellent progress.

Posted on December 31, 2005
- Cl4pton

Quite entertaining story line and good dialogue. Good work.

Posted on December 31, 2005
- JConway

great movie. wish there were voices though

Posted on December 30, 2005
- castigo

a bit slow, but interesting.

Posted on December 30, 2005
- Dolor

Interesting ending
good story
-->5*

Posted on December 30, 2005
- suedenim

Nicely done! I like a good period movie that pays attention to detail. The ending worked especially well, with a good cliffhanger that makes you want to see more. There are some minor problems with grammar and spelling here and there, but nothing too major. Good use of subtitles in general, but try not to extend the same subtitle across two distinct camera shots, if at all possible.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- FreddaH

As others have already said, you don't have to tell us everything. The editing of the movie is enough to understand most of what is happening. Also, it would be more interesting to have the characters talk for themselves instead of having narration all the time. Some narration can be very good in a movie, for example to portray thoughts and such, but overuse of it becomes tiresome. The flashback at the end was very good, and it earned this a 3.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- waynhoward

Very good.Iliked the flashback at the end. The editing was very good.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- mabdog

alright.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- SHERWINLIU

Besides a few typos, nothing to fault here. Great mood setting and build-up.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- anbeck

Cool editing, very nice cliffhanger at the end. But it would have been even better with a VO (since you only need 1 voice it's not too much asked, is it? ;-) )!

Posted on December 28, 2005
- markrichardbehenna

That dialogue was flippin superb, with a decent story, everything seemed to add to a great atmosphere. It was really hard to decide what to give this, but I think i've decided it deserves 5 more than 4. great work on this.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Adam5261988

Unbelieveable i am going to watch the second one right now

Posted on December 28, 2005
- laridae

It was good... a bit hard to follow - there was too much to read on some scenes to even look at what was happening in them. But a good begining to a series (first episodes are rairly that good...)

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Mattyrock

Nice Job!!!

Posted on December 27, 2005
- Yogurt_King

had some nice moments. good editing, but the script could have been a bit more ... lively. I needn't know that he was being told to sit down - that's obvious. And why does the boss look Chinese, if he has an Italian name?

Posted on December 27, 2005
- kuroken

Solid crime movie - good story, well-written, some nice editing, and good use of the available music - plus a few nice extras like the flashback at the end...

Very good job.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- VALTHARIUS

Great movie and great editing! An excellent all around movie!

Posted on December 26, 2005
- Luna-Vision

Great work! I think you did above average on all aspects of film making! The only thing that I spotted was, you should have changed the font or added some symbols around descriptive statements that were decribing the scene or surroundings.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- Davidwww

Excellent movie, very good editing

Posted on December 26, 2005
- Horvat

OK. Has its moments but was a bit boring in places.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- Illl

Wonderful job telling the story.
The use of music and editing were very well done.
Good storyline and interesting characters.
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visit my studio and enjoy the films

Posted on December 26, 2005
- SgtLRock

No comment

Posted on December 25, 2005
- chiprocks1

Very well done!

Posted on December 25, 2005
- riffo

WOW dude the ending was amazing, I loved it! I'm really beginning to take a shine to all your movies there hasn't been one I haven't liked (apart from that santa one).

All in all a great gangster film.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- warpedrevolution

Oh oh oh I think I know that the guy survives. Do to this fact that I picked up on at the beggining your for of narration is a little too off. It turned into more of a book than a movie. It needed VOs for it to be a picture of this kind, I understand your woes but come on! The editing was done quite well and kept me into it. The story was brought down due to the fact it had the narration subs. I've been told by people not to use these in some of my earlier films and it's quite easy to switch to regular dialouge. The only dialouge was the narration subs. The story had an average originallity it was just what you expect from a Mobster movie. The scenes all were not good but besides from a couple blurbs it was good. The sound gave it that normal what you expect gangster feel.
Editing: 4
Story: 4
Dialouge: 2
Originallity: 3
Scene Fit: 4
Sound: 3

Overall: 3.3

TAGLINE: Nothing extrodinary but a nice Gangster flick all the same.

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Posted on December 24, 2005
- sarek13

Pretty Good Movie

Posted on December 24, 2005
- antena

Sequel is what will determine the faith of this.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- ludakris617

wow

Posted on December 23, 2005
- SaWey

Nice ending. Strong story. Love it

Posted on December 23, 2005
- PeeCee

Good movie. I liked the storytelling approach and the ending was nicely done.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- valerd

WOW! i did not like the ending at all! wasnt dramatic enuff! also since the story was told by the main char why no V/O?
i liked the story, the flash back part was awesome good stuff there.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- Tenebres

Pretty good movie and what an ending, i can't wait to see part 2 !! The only bad point is that beginning should be shorter, the movie really starts at 2min but after that it's all good.
Nice movie !

Posted on December 23, 2005
- chris-33

wow...wow...wow...what can i say!!!! that was verry good..infact it was great!!!!!.....when is the next one comming out!!!!! i cant wait!!!!

Posted on December 23, 2005
- Seanahue

Excellent narration! The structure of this movie is really great. There's some typos you should fix if you get the chance, but really well done. Looking forward to watching part 2.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- eric_maniac

yeahh !! really a good job !! i enjoyed this first episode, (nice flashback) and trust me to rate the next one !!

thanks for your excellent comment of my movie about the propshop !!

Posted on December 22, 2005
- tinkerbelle1003

The story is very good, I didnt want to stop watching, and the flashback at the end was really good. A few pointers would be, Learn to let the story tell itself, instead of subtitle all of it, you do a great job at showing us, u dont need to tell us too :) . Also the subtitles flickered between scenes, so try to make a scene last longer,if possible, so the reader can read everything on 1 scene. Hope to see the sequal!

Posted on December 22, 2005