American History X
American History X
R | 01 July 1998 (USA)
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Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two African-American men. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

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Lovesusti

The Worst Film Ever

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GamerTab

That was an excellent one.

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UnowPriceless

hyped garbage

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Fairaher

The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.

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shapethemoviemaker

This movie is for some reason an 8.5 on imdb and ok i dont care about other people opinions everone has a freedom of choice which movie they like better but anyway there is stuff that is good to like about this movie and that is Edward Nortons perfonmance hes pretty fantastic in this movie and Edward Furlong was good not great but good atleast. The movies problem is that the movie is just so simple. I dont know what to say about this movie i was wondering to give it 7 or 6 but when i look at the dissapointing execution to a kind of a good premise this movie had. So i still recommend this movie for watching and i dont like spoiling movies cause i like people to see it for themselves. Overall a 6/10

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nathanpaulbillings-06648

It is just amazing watching this movie 20 years after it came out and realizing how much of the movie that we can relate to our lives. How Edward Didn't win an oscar is one of my life's biggest mysteries.

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greenhalgho

When I first came across the movie American History X it was while I was looking through Edward Nortons films on his profile. Having seen Primal Fear and Fight Club just a few weeks prior to this I was intrigued to see what other roles he could take on. Furthermore, I was a huge fan of Edward Furlong in Terminator 2 and was happily surprised to see him on this cast list as between 1991 and 1998 when this was released, he did not have many major roles.The story is told through switching from present to past and the way it is done is simply outstanding. The flashback scenes are in black and white to firstly make it clear when the time period is and arguably also to show the darkness that was consuming Edward Nortons character when following the neo-nazi way of life that he did for so long. Edward Norton himself also adds to this effect and his performance makes it seem like he is playing two separate characters. His brother in the movie 'Danny' is played by Edward Furlong who gives a very gripping performance as we see his character change his ways completely in front of our eyes. The time period of only one day also adds the severity of this change and in a very powerful way shows the effect of influence that one person can have on another.For people that haven't seen this movie it is without a doubt one of the most powerful movies I have personally seen and one that I believe everyone should watch. Because of this, I have not given away many details of the movie and I believe that words cannot convey the true message that this 'masterpiece' conveys.10/10. Cinematic Brilliance

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Giedrius

This movie showed us that hate can come out in lots of different ways. Lots of lies can be made up and then be believed if a person is hateful just to justify his own behavior.It's just too bad that sometimes life makes you eat the seeds you have planted so fast.

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