For the last 25 or so years, Don Figaro (Tommy Otis) has led his little
Mafia family with a bit of an iron grip, but also to everybody's
satisfaction (everybody in the family that is).
Enter upstart Marty
(John Curley), who just doesn't want to be the Don's underling anymore,
and who wants to challenge Don Figaro - much to the dismay of his best
friend Joey (Charlie Pecoraro), who doesn't want to be sucked into
anything and who doesn't have any ambitions to rise in the ranks. What's
even more worrying for Joey is that Marty is packing heat to his showdown
with Don Figaro, in the Don's restaurant swarming with his minions. A
recipe for disaster?
Sitting through The Convicted, you
will probably have the feeling you have seen most of this before - but
that's not to say the film is derivative, it rather plays with genre
clichés, gives nods to gangster movies from all ages, and everything's
held together by an elegant directorial effort, well-written dialogue and
a competent ensemble cast ... and the ending really comes unexpected as
can be - and yet isn't pulled out of the hat.
Cool genre effort, really!
if this has at all piqued your interest, you might want ot get the movie