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The Yards [DVD] [2000]

  • SKU: 26582568
  • Release Date: 03/03/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 20)

    Synopsis


    The Yards
    In this drama, a young man joins the family business without knowing that he's entering a world of danger and deceit. Hot-headed Leo Handler (Mark Wahlberg) has had some scrapes with the law and served time for a crime he didn't commit. Hoping to get his life back on track, he takes a job in the New York subway yards, secured by his Uncle Frank (James Caan), who has a high-ranking position in the New York Transit Authority. The longer Leo works in the yards, the more he realizes that his uncle controls a corrupt underworld where graft, violent reprisals, and even death are just part of the job. Will Leo turn against his family in the name of justice, or will he keep quiet and ignore the danger and lawlessness that surround him? The Yards also features Charlize Theron, Joaquin Phoenix, Ellen Burstyn, and Faye Dunaway. It was director James Gray's first film after his acclaimed debut with Little Odessa. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Mark Wahlberg
      Mark Wahlberg - Leo Handler
    • Joaquin Phoenix
      Joaquin Phoenix - Willie Guitierrez
    • Charlize Theron
      Charlize Theron - Erica Stoltz
    • James Caan
      James Caan - Frank Olchin
    • Ellen Burstyn
      Ellen Burstyn - Val Handler



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews

    80%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Gritty Drama

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      mapum
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      After spending time in prison for auto theft, Leo (Mark Wahlberg), decides it's time to go the straight and narrow. Returning home from prison, Leo, takes a job at his uncle Frank's (James Caan) company working on contracts with the New York City subway system. Once on the job, Leo, meets his uncle's top guy (Joaquin Phoenix), and before long, he realizes his uncle is involved with corruption, and payoffs. "The Yards" is a gritty drama that sports an excellent cast;Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn, and Faye Dunaway. Although, slowly paced, the film puts a smart, and interesting spin on big city corruption. Very much a character driven film, "The Yards" will disappoint those looking for fast action. But anyone looking for an intelligent, well acted movie will be pleased with this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A tale of crime in the big city.

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      CWLW
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      Opening Scene: Commenter train rumbling on its’ tracks. This is a story about an extended working class family in Queens [a superb of New York City], NY. An all-star cast is coupled with an interesting sound-track to tell this tale of crime in the big city is realistically told but it does not emotionally connect with the viewer. After your first view I doubt that you will be drawn back to it for a 2nd view. Ending Scene: The story ends where it began – a ride on the train with Ending Credits background the Yard.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      The Yards

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      Hoppy
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      This one didn't really knock it out of the park for me. I thought the pacing was a bit slow... performance were good though. I just didn't feel invested into to this one when I watching it. I may have to take another look, but not sure how well it will hold up to repeated viewings.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Film

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      colaratt
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      When Mark Walberg's character is paroled from prison to be united with his family, and friends to only find out that there are no good jobs that he can make a good living. James Caan his now stepfather who just happens to be the thug in the subway repairing rackets.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      The Yards is a 6 out of 10 in my book

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      Lostinthemiddle
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      I bought it because it was cheap and it had one of my favorite actors, Mark Wahlberg as well as a great supporting cast of actors. I was hoping for a thriller with an ending I didm}t see coming but it was instead a slow burn with no fire. A 6 out of 10 in my book.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GREAT film, average blu ray!

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      Torchur
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      I still own the original DVD release & it had a decent amount of special features on it but this blu ray release was bare bones! It does make up for it in picture quality & sound! Keep the DVD if you own but upgrade for better quality on this blu.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      DevilDog
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      We have not seen this movie and were glad when we were able to purchase this movie from BestBuy at a great price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Cast! Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron,

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      Kenny
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      ....Joaquin Phoenix, Faye Dunaway, Ellen Burstyn and James Caan...A crime thriller that is so authentic and a 1999 release that I really enjoyed!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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