Phil’s Top 5… Tony Scott Films
Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five. This time out: Tony Scott films.
Close but no cigar: The Hunger, Beverly Hills Cop 2, Unstoppable, Enemy of The State
5 – Crimson Tide
When Tony Scott did a Ridley Scott film. Crimson Tide, with a script polished by Tarantino and a tour de-force showdown between Washington and Hackman, is a much underrated film. Add in Scott regular Gandolfini and you have one of the best action thrillers of the decade.
4 – Man On Fire
From a career best performance by newcomer Dakota Fanning to a new hard edge action man Denzel Washington, Man Of fire is Commando for grown ups. Super violent, a great script and pin sharp direction.
3 – The Last Boy Scout
A sharp Shane Black script, Bruce Willis on top form and the trademark moody visuals and uber violence, The Last Boy Scout gets better every time I watch it.
2 – Top Gun
Okay not everyone’s cup of tea for sure but Top Gun defined my youth. It still has one of the definitive film soundtracks, the aerial combat scenes are unmatched years on and it’s an adrenaline ride of style over substance.
1 – True Romance
Simply put THE best Tarantino script and possibly one of best films Tarantino has been involved in (yes I probably do rate this above almost all his films). Tony Scott brings style, a grade A cast and a great soundtrack to the uber violent love film.